Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Edward J. Hopkins (1818–1901)

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.

Music: Red­cliff Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of le Tour­neaux or Cooke (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

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

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

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

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