He Rose! O Morn of Wonder!

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1. He rose! O morn of wonder!
They saw His light go down
Whose hate had crushed Him under,
A King without a crown.
No plume, no garland wore He,
Despised death’s Victor lay,
And wrapped in night His glory,
That claimed a grander day.

2. He rose! He burst immortal
From death’s dark realm alone,
And left its heavenward portal
Swung wide for all His own.
Nor need one terror seize us
To face earth’s final pain,
For they who follow Jesus,
But die to live again.

Author: Theron Brown, 1832-1914

Born: April 29, 1832, Wil­li­man­tic, Con­nec­ti­cut. A Bap­tist min­is­ter, Brown pas­tored church­es in South Fram­ing­ham and Can­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts (1859-70). Re­tir­ing from pas­tor­al work due to vo­cal dis­a­bil­i­ty, he was a con­trib­u­tor and ed­it­or of the Youth’s Com­pan­ion for more than 40 years, and a mem­ber of the of­fice staff for the last 20. Be­tween 1880 and 1890, he con­trib­ut­ed hymns more or less re­gu­lar­ly to the quar­tet and an­ti­phon­al chor­us ser­vice at the Rug­gles Street Church in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts. His works in­clude: The Blount Fam­i­ly Nameless Wo­men of the Bi­ble Life Songs The Sto­ry of the Hymns and Tu… Go to person page >

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First Line: He rose! O morn of wonder
Title: He Rose! O Morn of Wonder!
Author: Theron Brown, 1832-1914
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Notes: The words were written for a song-service at the Ruggles Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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