Hail, Morning Known Among the Blest! (Wareham)
by William Knapp
Hail, morning known among the blest!
Morning of hope and joy and love
Of heav'nly peace and holy rest
The pledge of endless rest above
Blest be the Father of our Lord
Who from the dead has brought His Son!
Hope to the lost was then restored
And everlasting glory won
Scarce morning twilight had begun
To chase the shades of night away
When Christ arose unsetting Sun
The dawn of joy's eternal day!
Mercy looked down with smiling eye
When our Immanuel left the dead
Faith marked His bright ascent on high
And Hope with gladness raised her head
God's goodness let us bear in mind
Who to His saints this day has giv'n
For rest and serious joy designed
To fit us for the bliss of heav'n
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