Early with blush of dawn

Early with blush of dawn

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1 Early with blush of dawn,
Speeding away,
Shrouded in mourning robes,
Say, who are they?

2 See, in their hands they bear
Spices most sweet,
Whom are they hastening
Early to greet?

3 Whose is that garden-fold
Eager they seek,
Why that stone rolled away
Baffling the weak?

4 Why are they pausing now,
Close by the Cave?
Whom are they seeking for
In the dark grave?

1 These are the Maries three,
Jesus they seek,
Who to the Cross was nailed,
Gentle and meek.

2 This is the garden-fold
Wherein they laid,
Loving, His lifeless form,
Bold, yet afraid.

3 Trembling, they now behold
Where He had lain,
Clothed in shining robes,
Bright angels twain.

4 Hark! they are speaking now--
"Fear not," they say;
"Whom you are seeking here
Is risen to-day!"

1 Long ere the morning dawn,
O'er the seal'd stone;
O'er where the keepers watch'd,
Swift, He hath gone.

2 Lo! as with haste they came,
Bringing their tale,
Greeting, His voice was heard--
"Children, all hail!"

3 When fell the eventide
Through the closed door
To His disciples came
Jesus once more.

4 See, at His feet they kneel,
Blessings to win,
"Peace," He is whispering,
"Pardon from sin."

5 "Peace," once again He breathes,
"Bear it abroad,
Peace to the contrite soul
Thirsting for God!"

6 Thomas the eighth day come,
Chiding, He bade
Touch the deep scars and wounds
The nails had made.

7 In the fair morning hour,
Nigh to the sea
Asked He of Jonas' son--
"Lovest thou Me?"

8 "Feed this dear flock of Mine,
Bought with My Blood,
Preach ye, baptize, and win
Souls to their God.

9 To your and My Father-God
Now I ascend
Yet in My Church abide
On to the end!"

10 Then on Ascension Day,
By His own might,
Jesus to heaven went
Up in their sight.

1 Master, we cry to Thee,
Leave not alone;
Keep ever close to Thee,
Jesu! Thine own.

2 Send us Thy Holy Ghost,
Comfort and Guide
Joyful and true to make
This Easter-tide.

3 Make us to share with Thee,
Thy risen life,
So to be conquerors
All through the strife.

4 Gather our hearts to Thee,
Burning with love,
Till Thy blest Face we see
Cloudless above!


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #78

Text Information

First Line: Early with blush of dawn
Language: English
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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