Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning!

Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning!

Author: Thomas Hastings (1831)
Tune: WESLEY (Mason)
Published in 457 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning!
Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain!
Hushed be the accents of sorrow and mourning;
Zion in triumph begins her mild reign.

2 Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning!
Long by the prophets of Israel foretold!
Hail to the millions from bondage returning!
Gentiles and Jews the blest vision behold.

3 Lo, in the desert rich flowers are springing,
Streams ever copious are gliding along;
Loud from the mountain tops echoes are ringing,
Wastes rise in verdure, and mingle in song.

4 See, from all lands, from the isles of the ocean,
Praise to Jehovah ascending on high;
Fallen the engines of war and commotion,
Shouts of salvation are rending the sky.


Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #440

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >


WESLEY (Mason)

Lowell Mason (b. Medfield, MA, 1792; d. Orange, NJ, 1872) composed WESLEY for Thomas Hastings's (PHH 538) "Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning," and the two were published together in Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (1833). The tune name honors the founders of Methodism, John and Charle…

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Ambassador Hymnal #305

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #351

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #425

Hymns of the Christian Life #448

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Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #42

Hymns of the Saints #318

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #174

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Rejoice in the Lord #180

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #385

The Baptist Hymnal #519


The Cyber Hymnal #2110


Timeless Truths #408

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #346

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Worship and Service Hymnal #440

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #143

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