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Morn's Roseate Hues Have Decked the Sky

Morn's roseate hues have decked the sky

Translator: William Cooke; Author: Nicolas Le Tourneux (1686)
Tune: REDCLIFF
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1 Morn's roseate hues have decked the sky;
The Lord has risen with victory;
Let earth be glad, and raise the cry,
Alleluia, Alleluia.

2 The Prince of Life with death has striven,
To cleanse the earth His blood has given,
Has rent the veil, and opened heaven:
Alleluia, Alleluia.

3 And He, the wheat-corn, sown in earth,
Has given a glorious harvest birth:
Rejoice, and sing with joyful mirth
Alleluia, Alleluia.

4 Our bodies, mouldering to decay,
Are sown to rise to heavenly day;
For He by rising burst the way:
Alleluia, Alleluia.

5 And he, dear Lord, that with Thee dies,
And fleshly passions crucifies,
In body, like to Thine, shall rise:
Alleluia, Alleluia.

6 Oh grant us, then, with Thee to die,
To spurn earth's fleeting vanity,
And love the things above the sky:
Alleluia, Alleluia.

7 Oh, praise the Father and the Son,
Who has for us the triumph won,
And Holy Ghost,--the Three in One:
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Translator: William Cooke

Cooke, William, M.A., was born at Pendlebury, near Manchester, in 1821, and was educated in private schools. In 1839 he went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and took his B.A. degree in 1843, and his M.A. in 1847. Ordained Deacon in 1844, and Priest in 1845, by the Bishop [Blomfield] of London, and having served the Assistant Curacies of Hillingdon, near Uxbridge, and of Myholt and Brantham in Suffolk, he was presented, in 1848, to the Incumbency of St. John's, Charlotte Street, London; in 1850, to the Vicarage of St. Stephen's, Shepherd's Bush; and in 1856, to the Vicarage of Gazeley, Suffolk. In 1850, he was a Select Preacher to the University of Cambridge; and from 1849 to 1857, Examining Chaplain to the Bishop [Graham] of Chester, by whom… Go to person page >

Author: Nicolas Le Tourneux

Le Tourneux, Nicolas, was born of poor parents at Rouen, April 30, 1640. The uncommon ability he displayed at an early age attracted the notice of M. du Fosset, MaĆ®tre des Comptes at Rouen, who sent him to the Jesuits' college at Paris, where he made remarkable progress in his studies. He then retired to Touraine, where he passed some time with a pious ecclesiastic in the practice of prayer and penitential exercises. His friend, observing that he had a gift for preaching, advised him to return to Rouen. This he did, and adopted the clerical profession, and was in 1662 admitted to priests' orders by special dispensation, though still under canonical age. He subsequently removed to Paris, where he employed his time in study, and in 1675 obta… Go to person page >

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First Line: Morn's roseate hues have decked the sky
Title: Morn's Roseate Hues Have Decked the Sky
Latin Title: Aurora lucis dum novae
Author: Nicolas Le Tourneux (1686)
Translator: William Cooke
Meter: 8.8.8.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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