1 Hail the blessèd Easter morning!
Hail the resurrection day!
Let the cavern ring with anthems
Where the blessèd Savior lay.
Shout His praises, saints in glory;
Saints below, His praises sing!
Men and angels, bow before Him,
Christ, the everlasting King!
2 Hail the long-expected triumph!
Hail the victory o’er the grave!
Let the travail-bound creation
Sing His mighty power to save.
Vain the stone, the seal, the warden,
Vain the hate of earth and hell;
Lord of Life! His foes beneath Him
His triumphal chorus swell.
Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:—
1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364.
2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >
Display Title: Hail The Blessed Easter MorningFirst Line: Hail the blessed Easter morning!Tune Title: KNIGHTSBRIDGEAuthor: Francis BottomeMeter: 87.87 DSource: Songs form the Parsonage (Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1894)