On the resurrection morning (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-24)  CPDL #42027:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-24).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2007-11-14)  CPDL #15417:         
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: From the Cyber Hymnal.

General Information

Title: On the resurrection morning
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Hornsey
Lyricist: Sabine Baring-Gould

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 83

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published: 1872 in The European psalmist, no. 611, p. 488

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Original text and translations

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1  On the Resurrection morning
 Soul and body meet again;
 No more sorrow, no more weeping,
 No more pain!

2  Here awhile they must be parted,
 And the flesh its Sabbath keep,
 Waiting in a holy stillness,
 Wrapt in sleep.

3  For a while the wearied body
 Lies with feet toward the morn;
 Till the last and brightest Easter
 Day be born.

4  But the soul in contemplation
 Utters earnest prayer and strong,
 Bursting at the Resurrection
 Into song.

5  Soul and body reunited
 Thenceforth nothing shall divide,
 Waking up to Christ's own likeness,

6  O the beauty, O the gladness
Of that Resurrection day,
Which shall not through endless ages
Pass away.

7  On that happy Easter morning
 All the graves their dead restore;
 Father, sister, child, and mother
 Meet once more.

8  To that brightest of all meetings
 Bring us, Jesu Christ, at last,
 By thy Cross, through death and judgement,
 Holding fast.