The happy morn is come, Triumphant o'er the grave

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1. The happy morn is come!
Triumphant o’er the grave,
The Lord hath left the tomb
Omnipotent to save.

Captivity is captive led;
For Jesus liveth that was dead.

2. Who now accuseth them
For whom their Surety died?
Who now shall those condemn
Whom God hath justified? [Refrain]

3. Christ hath the ransom paid;
The glorious work is done;
Oh Him our help is laid;
By Him our victory won. [Refrain]

4. Hail, the triumphant Lord!
Thy resurrection Thou!
We bless Thy sacred Word;
Before Thy throne we bow. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2143

Author: Thomas Haweis

Haweis, Thomas, LL.B., M.D., born at Truro, Cornwall, 1732. After practising for a time as a Physician, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated. Taking Holy Orders, he became Assistant Preacher to M. Madan at the Lock Hospital, London, and subsequently Rector of All Saints, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire. He was also Chaplain to Lady Huntingdon, and for several years officiated at her Chapel in Bath. He died at Bath, Feb. 11, 1820. He published several prose works, including A History of the Church, A Translation of the New Testament, and A Commentary on the Holy Bible. His hymns, a few of which are of more than ordinary merit, were published in his Carmina Christo; or, Hymns to the Saviour. Designed for the Use and Comfor… Go to person page >

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First Line: The happy morn is come, Triumphant o'er the grave
Author: Thomas Haweis
Refrain First Line: Captivity is captive led



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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