If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1
Words: Nicolas le Tourneaux, in the revised Paris Breviary, 1736 (Aurora lucis dum novae). Translated from Latin to English by William Cooke in the Hymnary, 1872, number 267. The adaptation below appeared in The Baptist Hymnal, edited by W. Howard Doane & Elias H. Johnson (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Baptist Publication Society, 1883), number 135.
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The rosy morn has robed the sky;
The Lord has risen with victory:
Let earth be glad, and raise the cry,
The Prince of Life with death has striven,
To cleanse the earth His blood has given;
Has rent the veil, and opened Heaven:
And he, dear Lord, that with Thee dies,
And fleshly passions crucifies,
In body, like to Thine, shall rise:
O grant us then, with Thee to die,
To spurn earth’s fleeting vanity,
And love the things above the sky: