The rosy morn has robed the sky

The rosy morn has robed the sky

Author: William Cooke
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 The rosy morn has robed the sky;
The Lord has risen with victory:
Let earth be glad, and raise the cry,

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

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

4 O grant us then, with Thee to die,
To spurn earth’s fleeting vanity,
And love the things above the sky:

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10221

Author: 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 >

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First Line: The rosy morn has robed the sky
Author: William Cooke
Copyright: Public Domain


The rosy morn has rob'd the sky. An altered form of W. Cooke's translation of "Aurora lucis dum novae," p. 94, i. 1, is given in a few American collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #10221
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The Cyber Hymnal #10221

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