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Weep No More This Holy Morning

Weep no more this holy morning

Translator: Herbert Kynaston
Tune: FIDES (Scholefield)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Weep no more this holy morning,
Mary, put away thy fears;
In this feast there is no scorning,
No repentance for thy tears:
Joy, O joy, a thousand pleasures,
All thy soul’s recovered treasures—
Alleluia!—Christ appears.

2 Smile again, thou watcher weary,
Wreath thy lucid brow with bloom,
Death has fled, thou art not dreary,
Angels shine athwart the gloom;
Christ has freed the world from paining,
Lo, He comes, His life regaining—
Alleluia!—from the tomb.

3 Joy to thee, He soars ascending,
He who all thy sins forgave;
All thy sorrows now are ending,
Magdalene, He comes to save;
Whom thou soughtest lost and dying,
Welcome now with angels crying
Alleluia!—o’er His grave.

4 Mary, lift those brows declining,
Turn to see who stands behind,
See His face with glory shining,
See the pearly wounds enshrined,
Porches five, for all thy healing,
Life eternal each unsealing—
Alleluia!—to mankind.

5 Life in all His life’s resuming,
Mary, all thy light restore,
All thy heart with joy illuming,
Death is driven from the door:
Night has had his night of sorrow,
Joy returneth with the morrow—

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10769

Translator: Herbert Kynaston

Kynaston, Herbert, D.D., was born Nov. 23, 1809, and educated at Westminster School, and Christ Church, Oxford (of which he was sometime Student), where he graduated in 1831 (1st class Lit. Hum.). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, he became Head Master of St. Paul's School, London, in 1838; Select Preacher of the University of Oxford, 1842-43; Rector of St. Nicholas-Cole-Abbey, with St. Nicholas Olave, 1850-66; and Prebendary of Holborn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1853. He died Oct. 1878. His Miscellaneous Poems were published in 1840, and his hymns as follows:— (1) Occasional Hymns (original and translated), 1862. (2) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. i., 1864. (3) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. ii., chiefly on the Miracles, 1866. These hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weep no more this holy morning
Title: Weep No More This Holy Morning
Translator: Herbert Kynaston
Source: Author unknown, probably from the Middle Ages
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10769
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