1 On the resurrection morning
Soul and body meet again;
No more sorrow, no more weeping,
No more pain.
2 Here awhile they must be parted,
And the flesh its sabbath keep,
Waiting in a holy stillness,
Wrapt in sleep.
3 For a space that tired body
Lies with feet toward the dawn;
Till there breaks the last and brightest
4 But the soul in contemplation
Utters earnest prayers and strong;
Breaking at the resurrection
5 Soul and body reunited,
Thenceforth nothing will divide,
Waking up in Christ's own likeness,
6 Oh, the beauty, oh, the gladness
Of that resurrection-day!
Which shall not through endless ages,
7 On that happy Easter morning
All the graves their dead restore,
Father, sister, child and mother,
Meet once more.
8 To that brightest of all meetings,
Bring us, Jesus Christ, at last;
To Thy cross, through death and judgment,
Source: The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892. (Ed. B) #243a