208. Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise

1 Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise,
that best and greatest shinest;
fair Easter, queen of all the days,
of seasons, best, divinest!
Christ rose from death; and we adore
forever and forevermore.

2 Come, let us taste the vine's new fruit,
for heavenly joy preparing;
today the branches with the root
in resurrection sharing:
whom as true God our hymns adore
forever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise
Title: Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise
Author: John of Damascus (675?=749?)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87 88
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-56:1; Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18
Topic: Easter (season); Vine
Tune Information
Name: MACH'S MIT MIR, GOTT
Adapter and Harmonizer (attributed to): Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
Meter: 87 87 88
Key: D Major
Source: Das ander Theil, 1605



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