Early Ere The Dawn Of The Morning

Early ere the dawn of the morning

Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr. 1820-1891
Tune: [Early ere the dawn of morning]
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1 Early ere the dawn of the morning,
After the earthquake thunder—
By the tomb, now empty and open,
Jesus had burst asunder—
Angels of light sat clothèd in white,
And singing with all their might—

He that was slain, now risen again,
Forever shall reign, Alleluia.

2 Weeping now the women draw nigh them,
Spices and ointment bringing;
See them start, and, thrilling with rapture,
List to the angels singing—
Be of good cheer, for He is not here,
But risen and standeth near. [Refrain]

3 Go, say they, and tell the Eleven,
If they would gladly greet Him,
Soon from hence to Galilee going,
There shall they surely meet Him.
Hearing it, lo! with joy they o’erflow,
And sing as they homeward go— [Refrain]

4 Wond’ring, doubting, hoping and fearing,
All the day long they trembled;
Till His Peace be with you was breathèd
On the Elev’n assembled;
Joyfully then they worship again,
And swell the loud Easter strain: [Refrain]

5 Easter day is come in its glory;
Sing, brothers, Alleluia;
Saints triumphant join in the chorus,
Echoing, Alleluia.
Angels on high resound thro’ the sky
Eternally Alleluia. [Refrain]

Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr. 1820-1891

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., American ecclesiologist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1820, the eldest son of pioneer parents, the father from Dublin, and the mother from Hamburg. His father was successively ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest, and second Episcopal bishop of Vermont, becoming presiding bishop in 1865. The son reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1839, he worked as a reporter in New York City while studying law. From 1842 to 1844, he tutored the children of Bishop Elliott of Savannah, Georgia, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordain… Go to person page >

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First Line: Early ere the dawn of the morning
Title: Early Ere The Dawn Of The Morning
Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr. 1820-1891
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He that was slain, now risen again
Copyright: Public Domain


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