Again the morn of gladness

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1 Again the morn of gladness,
The morn of light is here;
And earth itself looks fairer,
And heav'n itself more near;
The bells, like angel voices,
Speak peace to ev'ry breast.
And all the land lies quiet
To keep the day of rest.

Glory be to Jesus!
Let all His children say;
He rose again, He rose again,
On this glad day.

2 Again, O lovely Saviour,
The children of Thy grace
Prepare themselves to seek Thee
Within Thy chosen place.
Our song shall rise to greet Thee,
If Thou our hearts will raise;
If Thou our lips wilt open
Our mouth shall show Thy praise. [Refrain]

3 The shining choir of angels
That rest not day or night,
The crowned and palm-decked martyrs,
The saints arrayed in white,
The happy lambs of Jesus
In pastures fair above
These all adore and praise Him,
Whom we too praise and love. [Refrain]

4 The Church on earth rejoices
To join with these to-day;
In every tongue and nation
She calls her sons to pray;
Across the northern snow-fields,
Beneath the Indian palms,
She makes the same pure offering,
And sings the same sweet psalms. [Refrain]

5 Tell out, sweet bells, His praises!
Sing, children, sing His Name!
Still louder and still farther
His mighty deeds proclaim,
Till all whom He redeemed
Shall own Him Lord and King,
Till every knee shall worship,
And every tongue shall sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #617

Author: John Ellerton

John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Again the day of gladness
Title: Again the morn of gladness
Author: John Ellerton (1874)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory be to Jesus, let all His children say
Copyright: Public Domain


Again the morn of gladness. J. Ellerton. [Children's Hymn of Praise.] Written at the request of the Vicar of Teddington, as a processional for Sunday School children on their way to church, 1874, and first published in Children's Hymns, S.P.C.K., No. 16; and in J. Curwen's New Child's Our Hymn Book, No. 6.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




WIR PFLÜGEN (named after the incipit of Schulz’s original third stanza) was published anonymously in the Hanover collection Lieder für Volksschulen (1800). But it was credited to Johann A. P. Schulz in Lindner’s Berlin songbook Jungenfreund (1812). The harmonization by John B. Dykes (PHH 147)…

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