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


Edward J. Hopkins

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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: