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1. Wel-come, hap-py morn -ing! age to age shall say,
Hell to - day is
Wel - come, hap-py morn
age shall say,
Hell to-day is
Welcome, happy morning! age to age shall say,
Tr. Johx ELLIRTON
Lift up, lift up your voices | now! || The whole wide / world re- | joices | now! || The Lord hath triumphed | glorious- | ly! || The Lord shall | reign vic- | torious- I ly!
Happy morrow, turning sorrow into | peace and | mirth! || Bondage ending, love de- / scending | o'er the I earth! || Seals assuring, guards securing, watch His | earthly | prison: || Seals are shattered, guards are scattered, | Christ hath | risen!
No longer must the / mourners | weep, || Nor call de- | parted | Christians | dead: || For death is hallowed | into | sleep, || And every | grave be- | comes a | bed.
Now once more, Eden's door open stands to 1 mortal ! eyes; 1! For Christ hath | risen, and | men shall | rise: || Now at last, old things past, hope and joy and I peace be- i gin: || For Christ hath | won, and | man shall | win.
It is not exile, I rest on | high: || It is not | sadness, | peace from | strife: || To fall asleep is not to die; || To dwell with | Christ is better | life.
The Foe Behind, the Deep Before
Where our banner leads us, we may | safely | go: || Where our Chief precedes us, I we may | face the | foe. || His right arm is o'er us, He will / guide us through; || Christ hath gone before us; | Christians, | follow | you!
He shall soon deliver from | every | woe. 11 Alleluia. I if His | paths ye | tread, ll Pleasures as a river shall | round you | flow. || Alleluia. | when ye | see your | Head.
With loins upgirt, and staff in | hand, || And hasty | mien and sandaled | feet, || Around the Paschal | Lamb we stand, || And of the Paschal | Lamb we | eat.
So shall He collect us, direct us, protect us from | Egypt's | strand; li So shall He precede us, and feed us, and lead / us to | Canaan's | land. || Toils and foes assailing, friends quailing, hearts failing shall | threat in | vain; || If He be providing, presiding and guid- | ing to | Him a- / gain.
* Christ, our Leader, Monarch, Pleader, Interceder, praise we , and a- | dore, || Exultation, veneration, gratulation | bringing | ever- | more.
JOHN MASON NEALE