Bright and joyful is the mornAuthor: James Montgomery
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Bright and joyful is the morn,
For to us a child is born;
From the highest realms of heaven
Unto us a Son is given,
On His shoulder He shall bear
Power and majesty, and wear
On His vesture and His thigh
Names most awful, names most high.
Wonderful in counsel, He,
The incarnate Deity,
Sire of ages ne'er to cease,
King of kings, and Prince of Peace.
Come and worship at His feet,
Yield to Christ the homage meet;
From His manger to His throne,
Homage due to God alone.
Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854
Bright and joyful is the morn. J. Montgomery. [Christmas.] This popular hymn was contributed to the 8th edition of Cotterill's Selection, 1819, No. 213, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 489, and his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 17. Its use is somewhat extensive, both in Great Britain and America. The original text is usually given; but sometimes stanza iii., line 2, reads, “Christ, th’Incarnate Deity," for "The Incarnate Deity." It is sometimes dated 1825, in error.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #7446||Bright and Joyful Is the Morn||ALCESTER||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #365||Bright and Joyful Is the Morn||Bright and joyful is the morn||ALCESTER||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77.77||<cite>A Selection of Psalms and Hymns</cite>, 8th edition, by Thomas Cotterill, 1819|