Hail, thou bright and sacred morn (William Henry Monk)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-18)  CPDL #41907:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-18).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hail, thou bright and sacred morn
Composer: William Henry Monk
Tune: Morning
Lyricist: Julia Anne Marshall Elliott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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1  Hail, thou bright and sacred morn,
Risen with gladness in thy beams!
Light, which not of earth is born,
From thy dawn in glory streams;
Airs of heaven are breathed around,
And each place is holy ground.

2  Great Creator, who this day
From Thy perfect work didst rest,
By the souls that own Thy sway
Hallowed by its hours and blest;
Cares of earth aside be thrown,
This day given to heaven alone.

3  Saviour, who this day didst break
The dark prison of the tomb,
Bid my slumbering soul awake,
Shine through all its sin and gloom;
Let me, from my bonds set free,
Rise from sin, and live to Thee.

4  Blessed Spirit, Comforter,
Sent this day from Christ on high,
Lord, on me Thy gifts confer,
Cleanse, illumine, sanctify;
All Thine influence shed abroad;
Lead me to the truth of God.