Gather gladness from the skies;
Take a lesson from the ground;
Flowers do ope their heavenward eyes
And a Spring-time joy have found;
Earth throws Winter’s robes away,
Decks herself for Easter Day.
Beauty now for ashes wear,
Perfumes for the garb of woe.
Chaplets for disheveled hair,
Dances for sad footsteps slow;
Open wide your hearts that they
Let in joy this Easter Day.
Seek God’s house in happy throng;
Crowded let His table be;
Mingle praises, prayer and song,
Singing to the Trinity.
Henceforth let your souls alway
Make each morn an Easter Day.
Join @BishopWorcester tomorrow at 8:30am as he celebrates the Eucharist from his home. Streaming here, Facebook and the website. @WorcCathedral @churchofengland #EasterSunday #Easter2020 #HeIsRisen pic.twitter.com/afWnFqvuSg
— Diocese of Worcester (@CofEWorcester) April 11, 2020