Scripture Verse

He is not here, but is risen. Luke 24:6


Lucy J. Meyer (1849–1922)

Words: Jo­shua J. Ex­cell, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key et al. (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 71.

Music: Blue Grass Lu­cy J. Mey­er, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ex­cell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mey­er,


Beautiful morn­ing! Day of hope,
Dawn of a bet­ter life;
Now in thy peace­ful hours we rest,
Far from earth’s noise and strife.


Morning of re­sur­rect­ion joy,
Day when the Sav­ior rose,
Singing shall greet thy op­en­ing hour,
Singing shall mark thy close.

Beautiful morn­ing! All the week
Waiteth thy wel­come light,
Since thy first dawn­ing, calm and clear,
Out of the dark­est night.


Beautiful morn­ing! Grief and pain,
Weeping be­fore the tomb,
Fly at thy dawn­ing, Je­sus rose,
Jesus dis­pelled the gloom.