202. Welcome, Happy Morning!

1 Welcome, happy morning!
Age to age shall say:
"Hell today is vanquished,
Heav’n is won today!"
Lo, the Dead is living,
God forevermore!
Him, their true Creator,
All His works adore!

"Welcome, happy morning!"
Age to age shall say;
"Hell today is vanquished,
Heav'n is won today!"

2 Maker and Redeemer,
Life and Health of all,
Thou from heav'n beholding
Human nature’s fall,
Of the Father’s Godhead
True and only Son,
Mankind to deliver
Manhood didst put on. [Refrain]

3 Thou, of life the Author,
Death didst undergo,
Tread the path of darkness,
Saving strength to show.
Come, then, True and Faithful,
Now fulfill Thy word;
’Tis Thine own third morning--
Rise, O buried Lord. [Refrain]

4 Loose the souls long prisoned,
Bound with Satan’s chain;
All that now is fallen
Raise to life again.
Show Thy face in brightness,
Bid the nations see;
Bring again our daylight:
Day returns with Thee. [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: "Welcome, happy morning!"
Title: Welcome, Happy Morning!
Latin Title: Salve, festa dies
Translator: John Ellerton (1868, alt.)
Author: Venantius Fortunatus (c. 530, cento)
Meter: with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Easter
Tune Information
Meter: with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: "Enchiridion" Lübeck, 1545

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