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!

Refrain:
"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]

Amen.

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: 6.6.6.6.D. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Easter
Tune Information
Name: SEI DU MIR GEGRÜSSET
Meter: 6.6.6.6.D. with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: "Enchiridion" Lübeck, 1545



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