Hail, happy morn, whose early ray

Hail, happy morn, whose early ray

Author: John Needham
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hail, happy morn! whose early ray
Beheld the Saviour rise.
Welcome again, auspicious day!
To our reviving eyes.

2 On this blest morn, birth-day of hope!
Let not one soul be sad.
This is the day the Lord hath made,
And bids his saints be glad.

3 Come, and the wonders of the day
In notes harmonious sing;
Tell to the world the conquests gain'd
By your victorious King.

4 O happy souls, that feel the pow'r
Of his attractive love!
With him they die, with him they live,
And seek the things above.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #378

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, happy morn, whose early ray
Author: John Needham



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d111

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d186

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