Morning, So Fair to see

Representative Text

1 Morning, so fair to see,
night, veiled in mystery —
glorious the earth and resplendent skies!
Pilgrims, we march along,
singing our joyous song,
as through an earthly paradise.

2 Tall are the verdant trees;
deep are the flashing seas;
glorious each wonder the seasons bring.
Brighter is faith’s surmise,
shining in pilgrim eyes,
from which our waking spirits spring.

3 Age after age we rise,
‘neath the eternal skies,
into the light from the shadowed past:
still shall our pilgrim song,
buoyant and brave and strong,
resound while life and mountains last.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #42

Author: Vincent B. Silliman

Silliman, Rev. Vincent Brown, D.D. (Hudson, Wisconsin, June 29, 1894-Feb. 1979, Yarmouth, Maine). He graduated from Meadville Theological School in 1920 and from the University of Minnesota in 1925. He served Unitarian churches in Buffalo, New York; Portland, Maine; Hollis, N.Y.; and Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of the committee which edited The Beacon Song and Service Book for Children and Young People (1935), and edited We Sing of Life (1955), an unusual collection of songs for children and young people, with a strong ethical emphasis, some set to familiar hymn tunes, others to interesting folk music. Mr. Silliman contributed to words of several songs. One of them, beginning "Morning, so fair to see" is also included in Hymns of the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Morning, so fair to see
Title: Morning, So Fair to see
Author: Vincent B. Silliman
Meter: 6.6.9.6.6.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CRUSADERS' HYMN (111271)

ST. ELIZABETH appears to be an eighteenth-century tune from the Glaz area of Silesia. It has always been associated with this text. No factual data exists for the legend that this text and tune date back to the twelfth-century crusades, although those apocryphal stories explain one of the names by w…

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