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268. 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.

2 Maker and Redeemer,
life and health of all,
thou, from heav'n beholding
human nature's fall,
of the Father's God-head
true and only Son,
manhood to deliver,
manhood didst put on.

3 Thou, of life the author,
death didst undergo,
tread the path of darkness,
saving strength to show;
come then, True and Faithful,
now fulfil thy word,
'tis thine own third morning;
rise, O buried Lord.

4 Loose the souls long prisoned,
bound with Satan's chain;
thine that now are fallen
raise to life again;
show thy face in brightness,
bid the nations see;
bring again our daylight;
day returns with thee.

Text Information
First Line: Welcome, happy morning!
Title: Welcome, Happy Morning!
Author: Venantius H. C. Fortunatus, ca. 530-609
Translator: John Ellerton (1868; Alt. 1961)
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Christ: Creator; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Humanity of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Key: d minor

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