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Over the land in glory Breaketh the Easter morn

Over the land in glory Breaketh the Easter morn

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer
Tune: [Over the land in glory]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Over the land in glory
Breaketh the Easter morn.
Nature repeateth her story—
Life out of death newborn.
Lo, the year’s at the spring,
Buds are blossoming,
Earth and heavens sing;
Life is life forever, forevermore.

2 Listen, the birds are singing,
Singing on Easter morn;
Bells in the steeples ringing
Welcome the festal morn;
And the message they bear
On the radiant air,
Chides sorrow and fear,
Life is life forever, forevermore.

3 Skies of the spirit brighten,
Hopes like the birds return;
Hearts with the promise lighten—
“Blessèd are they that mourn.”
To each winter a spring
God will surely bring,
And the heart shall sing,
Life is life forever, forevermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15580

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the land in glory Breaketh the Easter morn
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15580
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The Cyber Hymnal #15580

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