208. Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky

1 Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky;
heaven thunders forth its victor-cry:
Alleluia, alleluia.
The glad earth shouts her triumph high,
and groaning hell makes wild reply:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia.

2 That Eastertide with joy was bright,
the sun shone out with fairer light,
when, to their longing eyes restored,
the glad apostles saw their Lord:

3 He bade them see his hands, his side,
where yet the glorious wounds abide;
the tokens true which made it plain
their Lord indeed was risen again:

4 Jesu, the King of gentleness,
do thou thyself our hearts possess,
that we may give thee all our days
the tribute of our grateful praise:

5 All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
from death to endless life restored;
all praise to God the Father be
and Holy Ghost eternally:

Text Information
First Line: Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky
Original Language: Latin
Author: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Meter: 88 88 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church Year: Easter; Easter; Praise (3 more...)
Source: Based on Aurora lucis rutilat, (Latin, 4th century)
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 88 88 and Alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Melody from an Easter hymn in Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1623
Copyright: Arrangement: From The English Hymnal, 1906, Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Notes: A version in a lower key is found at 532.

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