Hail! Happy Morn

O happy morn, we welcome thee

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [O happy morn we welcome thee]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O happy morn we welcome thee
With laughter and with song;
Thy hours so bright are our delight,
Thy joy we would prolong.

Hail! happy morn! how blessed was thy dawning!
Hail! happy, joyous morn!
When Christ the Lord was born.

2 No other day is half so bright,
No other day so dear;
For Jesus’ birth bro’t heav’n to earth,
And fill’d the world with cheer. [Refrain]

3 And as the years roll swiftly by,
Thy glories we will sing;
We’ll raise in love our hearts above,
And praise our blessed King. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #199

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O happy morn, we welcome thee
Title: Hail! Happy Morn
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hail, happy morn, how blessed was thy dawning
Copyright: Public Domain



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