Scripture Verse

Joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
1866–1930

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, 1903. Ap­peared in The Voice of Praise, by Lin­coln Hall et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­sy­lvan­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 216.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hall,

Lyrics

Rifts of blue are gleaming
Through the clouds of gray,
Streams again are hastening
On their seaward way;
Silence turns to singing,
Gloom is swept away;
Welcome, happy East­er!
Welcome, East­er Day!

Refrain

Easter, East­er,
Day of life and light!
All things with rejoicing
Hail thy coming bright!
Easter, East­er,
With glad promise rife,
Telling out the story
Of a ris­en life!

’Tis no time for sadness!
’Tis no time for gloom!
Nature’s world is radiant
In a robe of bloom!
Life and joy triumphant
Rise from sorrow’s tomb!
Welcome, happy East­er!
Welcome, East­er Day!

Refrain

Join in glad rejoicing!
Dark despair has flown!
Death is captive taken!
Hail the Risen One!
Silence reigns no longer!
Joy is on the throne!
Welcome, happy East­er!
Welcome, East­er Day!

Refrain