207. "Welcome, Happy Morning!"

1 "Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say:
"Hell today is vanquished, heaven is won today!"
Lo! the dead is living, God for evermore!
Him their true Creator, all His works adore!
"Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say.

2 Earth her joy confesses, clothing her for spring,
All fresh gifts returned with her returning King:
Bloom in every meadow, leaves on every bough,
Speak His sorrow ended, hail His triumph now.
"Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say.

3 Thou, of life the Author, death didst undergo,
Tread the path of darkness, saving strength to show;
Come then, True and Faithful, now fulfill Thy word;
'Tis Thine own third morning; rise, O buried Lord!
"Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say.

Text Information
First Line: "Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say
Title: "Welcome, Happy Morning!"
Author: Venantius Fortunatus (530-609)
Translator: John Ellerton (1868)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 11. with Refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 1:18
Topic: Christ: Resurrection; Christ: Conqueror; Nature (1 more...)
Refrain First Line: "Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say
Tune Information
Name: FORTUNATUS
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1872)
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 11. with Refrain
Key: G Major



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