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408. Hail to the Brightness

1 Hail to the brightness of Zion’s glad morning!
Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain!
Hushed be the accents of sorrow and mourning;
Zion in triumph begins her mild reign.

2 Hail to the brightness of Zion’s glad morning!
Long by the prophets of Israel foretold;
Hail to the millions from bondage returning!
Gentiles and Jews the blest vision behold.

3 Lo, in the desert rich flowers are springing,
Streams ever copious are gliding along;
Loud from the mountaintops echoes are ringing,
Wastes rise in verdure, and mingle in song.

4 See, from all lands, from the isles of the ocean,
Praise to the Savior ascending on high;
Fallen the engines of war and commotion;
Shouts of salvation are rending the sky.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning!
Title: Hail to the Brightness
Author: Thomas Hastings (1831)
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (; The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (15)
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1830)
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (; The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (15)

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