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O Happy Time! Auspicious Morn!

O happy time! Auspicious morn!

Author: John Needham
Tune: BROOKFIELD (Southgate)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O happy time! Auspicious morn!
When the blest Prince of Peace was born;
Angels in raptures hailed His birth,
Who brought down peace from Heaven to earth.

2 ’Twas when th’appointed years were run,
The God of grace sent forth His Son;
In mortal dress this Prince of light
Conceals a form divinely bright.

3 Heaven’s equal laws by us defied
Jesus obeyed and patient died;
Our curse He bears upon the tree,
And by His death makes captives free.

4 The saint’s full bliss, who can relate?
His honors, how divinely great,
Through Christ a son, a royal heir,
What angel can the bliss declare?

5 Ye men with joyful angels sing,
For unto you was born this King;
In heavenly raptures hail His birth;
Who brought down peace from Heaven to earth.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9463

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O happy time! Auspicious morn!
Title: O Happy Time! Auspicious Morn!
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns Devotional and Moral on Various Subjects (Bristol, England: S. Farley, 1768)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9463
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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