Welcome, Happy Morning!

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1 "Welcome, happy morning!"
age to age shall say:
hell today is vanquished;
heav'n is won today.
Lo! the Dead is living,
God forevermore!
Him, their true Creator,
all his works adore.

Refrain:
"Welcome, happy morning!"
age to age shall say:
hell today is vanquished,
heav'n is won today.

2 Maker and Redeemer,
life and health of all,
thou, from heav'n beholding
human nature's fall,
of the Father's Godhead
true and only Son,
manhood to deliver,
manhood didst put on. [Refrain]

3 Thou, of life the author,
death didst undergo,
tread the path of darkness,
saving strength to show;
come then, True and Faithful,
now fulfil thy word,
'tis thine own third morning;
rise, O buried Lord. [Refrain]

4 Loose the souls long prisoned,
bound with Satan's chain;
thine that now are fallen
raise to life again;
show thy face in brightness,
bid the nations see;
bring again our daylight;
day returns with thee. [Refrain]

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #355

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >

Translator: John Ellerton

John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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AGO Founders Hymnal #51

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Christian Worship #163

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #132

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Hymnal 1982 #179

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #166

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Lutheran Worship #135

The Baptist Hymnal #133

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The Cyber Hymnal #7202

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #155

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The Worshiping Church #241

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #268

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #269

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #355

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Voices United #161

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