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 heaven itself more near,
The bells, like angel voices,
Speak peace to every 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 loving 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 wilt raise;
If Thou our lips wilt open,
Our mouths 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 further
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,
Glory be to Jesus,
Let all creation say;
He rose again, He rose again,
On this glad day!

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #593

Author: John Ellerton

Ellerton, John, M.A., son of George Ellerton, was born in London, Dec. 16, 1826, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854). Taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of Easebourne, Sussex, 1850; Brighton, and Lecturer of St. Peter's, Brighton, 1852; Vicar of Crewe Green, and Chaplain to Lord Crewe, 1860; Rector of Hinstock, 1872; of Barnes, 1876; and of White Roding, 1886. Mr. Ellerton's prose writings include The Holiest Manhood, 1882; Our Infirmities, 1883, &c. It is, however, as a hymnologist, editor, hymnwriter, and translator, that he is most widely known. As editor he published: Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, Brighton, 1859. He was also co-editor with Bishop How and others of the Society for Promoting… 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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