Early Ere The Dawn Of The Morning

Early ere the dawn of the morning

Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr.
Tune: [Early ere the dawn of the morning]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Early ere the dawn of the morning,
After the earthquake thunder—
By the tomb, now empty and open,
Jesus had burst asunder—
Angels of light sat clothèd in white,
And singing with all their might—

He that was slain, now risen again,
Forever shall reign, Alleluia.

2 Weeping now the women draw nigh them,
Spices and ointment bringing;
See them start, and, thrilling with rapture,
List to the angels singing—
Be of good cheer, for He is not here,
But risen and standeth near. [Refrain]

3 Go, say they, and tell the Eleven,
If they would gladly greet Him,
Soon from hence to Galilee going,
There shall they surely meet Him.
Hearing it, lo! with joy they o’erflow,
And sing as they homeward go— [Refrain]

4 Wond’ring, doubting, hoping and fearing,
All the day long they trembled;
Till His Peace be with you was breathèd
On the Elev’n assembled;
Joyfully then they worship again,
And swell the loud Easter strain: [Refrain]

5 Easter day is come in its glory;
Sing, brothers, Alleluia;
Saints triumphant join in the chorus,
Echoing, Alleluia.
Angels on high resound thro’ the sky
Eternally Alleluia. [Refrain]

Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr.

John Henry Hopkins, Jr MA USA 1820-1891. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, having 12 siblings, the son of pioneer parents (his father from Dublin, his mother from Hamburg) he became an ecclesiologist. His father had been an ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest and second Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, (becoming presiding bishop in 1865). When his father founded the Vermont Episcopal Institute, he needed an assistant to help run it, so he picked his son to become a tutor and disciplinarian. The younger Hopkins played the flute and bugle in the school orchestra and also taught Sunday school. John Henry reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1839, he returned… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Early ere the dawn of the morning
Title: Early Ere The Dawn Of The Morning
Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He that was slain, now risen again
Copyright: Public Domain



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