Scripture Verse

He is not here, but is risen.@Luke 24:6

Introduction

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Lucy J. Meyer
(1849–1922)

Words: Jo­shua J. Ex­cell, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key et al. (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 71.

Music: Blue Grass Lu­cy J. Mey­er, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Beautiful morning! Day of hope,
Dawn of a better life;
Now in thy peaceful hours we rest,
Far from earth’s noise and strife.

Refrain

Morning of resurrection joy,
Day when the Savior rose,
Singing shall greet thy opening hour,
Singing shall mark thy close.

Beautiful morning! All the week
Waiteth thy welcome light,
Since thy first dawning, calm and clear,
Out of the darkest night.

Refrain

Beautiful morning! Grief and pain,
Weeping before the tomb,
Fly at thy dawning, Jesus rose,
Jesus dispelled the gloom.

Refrain