1 Welcome, happy morning! age to age shall say:
hell today is conquered, heaven is won today.
Come then, true and faithful, now fulfill your word;
this is your third morning: rise, O buried Lord!
2 Earth with joyful welcome clothes herself for spring;
greets with life reviving here returning King;
flowers in every pasture, leaves on every bough,
speak of sorrows ended; Jesus triumphs now!
3 Author and sustainer, source of life and breath;
you for our salvation trod the path of death;
Jesus Christ is living, God forevermore!
Now let all creation hail him and adore.
4 Loose our souls imprisoned, bound with Satan's chain;
all that now is fallen, raise to life again!
Show your face in brightness, shine the whole world through;
hope retuns with daybreak, life returns with you.
|First Line:||Welcome, happy morning|
|Title:||Welcome, Happy Morning|
|Author:||John Ellerton (1868)|
|Scripture:||Acts 17:25-28; Psalm 30:5; Matthew 20:19; Mark 16:2|
|Topic:||Adoration: of Jesus Christ; Spring|
|Source:||Based on Venantius Fortunatus, 6th C.; Hymns for Today's Church, 1982, rev.|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Harmonizer:||Martin Shaw (1928)|
|Source:||Traditional French carol, 15th C.|
|Copyright:||Music used by permission of Oxford University Press|