Easter Morning

Across the sky and in the vales

Author: Edward Augustus Horton
Tune: [Across the sky and in the vales]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Across the sky and in the vales
A newer life is dawning;
So in our hearts we feel the glow
Of joyous Easter morning.
For lo! beneath the sun’s warm rays
The song birds forth are springing.
Hear them calling,
Hear them calling,
In the bright blue sky.

2 ’Tis life, fresh life, life everywhere,
A coming forth in glory;
In every tongue the world repeats
The resurrection story.
For all is life, there is no death,
Each morn succeeds a midnight.
Hail the dawning,
Hail the dawning,
Of the Easter morn.

3 All praise to Him who from the earth
Calls forth the lovely flower;
He plants within our hearts the hope
That blossoms hour by hour.
All praise to God, whose love so great
Dispels the night of sadness.
Hear them calling,
Hear them calling,
Song birds of the spring.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15584

Author: Edward Augustus Horton

Horton, Rev. Edward Augustus. (Springfield, Massachusetts, September 28, 1843--April 15, 1931, Toronto, Canada). He studied at the University of Chicago and at Meadville Theological School, from which he graduated in 1868. He served Unitarian churches in Leominster, Mass., 1868-1875; Hingham, Mass., 1877-1880; and the Second Church in Boston, 1880-1892. Thereafter he was active in the work of the Unitarian Sunday School Society. In 1912, he wrote an "Anniversary Hymn" beginning "We honor those whose work began" which was included in The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Across the sky and in the vales
Title: Easter Morning
Author: Edward Augustus Horton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15584
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The Cyber Hymnal #15584

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