Scripture Verse

Joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
(1866–1930)

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, 1903. Ap­peared in The Voice of Praise, by Lin­coln Hall et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­sy­lvan­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 216.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hall, would you ?

Lyrics

Rifts of blue are gleaming
Through the clouds of gray,
Streams again are hastening
On their seaward way;
Silence turns to singing,
Gloom is swept away;
Welcome, happy Easter!
Welcome, Easter Day!

Refrain

Easter, Easter,
Day of life and light!
All things with rejoicing
Hail thy coming bright!
Easter, Easter,
With glad promise rife,
Telling out the story
Of a risen life!

’Tis no time for sadness!
’Tis no time for gloom!
Nature’s world is radiant
In a robe of bloom!
Life and joy triumphant
Rise from sorrow’s tomb!
Welcome, happy Easter!
Welcome, Easter Day!

Refrain

Join in glad rejoicing!
Dark despair has flown!
Death is captive taken!
Hail the Risen One!
Silence reigns no longer!
Joy is on the throne!
Welcome, happy Easter!
Welcome, Easter Day!

Refrain