Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging
words of the "Beautiful Morning" lyrics, Joshua James Excell (October 14, 1825-August 17, 1911),
was born in London, England and
achieved fame as a German Reformed Church pastor and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Beautiful Morning", Lucy Jane Rider Meyer (September 9, 1849-March 16, 1922),
was born in New Haven, Vermont, United States and
became famous as a principal of the Chicago Training School for City, Home and Foreign Missions, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Beautiful Morning
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Joshua James Excell (October 14, 1825
to August 17, 1911)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Lucy Jane Rider Meyer (September 9, 1849 to
March 16, 1922)
Hymn Category: Easter Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Beautiful morning! Day of hope, Dawn of a better life"
First Publication Date:
Beautiful Morning Lyrics
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.