Darkly rose the guilty morningAuthor: Joseph Anstice
Tune: JOSEPH (Barnby)
Published in 20 hymnals
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1. Darkly rose the guilty morning,
When, the King of glory scorning,
Raged the fierce Jerusalem;
See the Christ, His cross upbearing,
See Him stricken, spit on, wearing
The thorn-plated diadem.
2. Not the crowd whose cries assailed Him,
Nor the hands that rudely nailed Him,
Slew Him on the cursèd tree;
Ours the sin from Heav’n that called Him,
Ours the sin whose burden galled Him
In the sad Gethsemane.
3. For our sins, of glory emptied,
He was fasting, lone, and tempted,
He was slain on Calvary;
Yet He for His murderers pleaded;
Lord, by us that prayer is needed,
We have pierced, yet trust in Thee.
4. In our wealth and tribulation,
By Thy precious cross and passion,
By Thy blood and agony,
By Thy glorious resurrection,
By Thy Holy Ghost’s protection,
Make us Thine eternally.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1160
Darkly rose the guilty morning. J. Anstice. [Good Friday.] Appeared in Hymns by J. Anstice., M.A., 1836, p. 24, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. In 1841 it was included in The Child’s Christian Year, and repeated in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, the 1874 Supplement to the New Congregational Hymn Book, and others, with stanza i. l. 6, "thorn-plaited," for "thorn-platted"; and stanza ii., l. 6, "sad Gethsemane" for "green Gethsemane." In 1858 it was rewritten by the Rev. J. Ellerton, for a class of Sunday school children, and given in his Hymns for Sunday Schools & Bible Classes, Brighton, 1858, as, "Now returns the awful morning." This was again rewritten for Church Hymns, 1871. Of this arrangement stanzas ii. and iv. are by Mr. Anstice, and i., ii., v. are by Mr. Ellerton.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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