Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "On the Resurrection Morning" lyrics, Sabine Baring-Gould (January 28, 1834-January 2, 1924),
was born in Exeter, Devon, England and
achieved fame as a author, archaeologist, teacher, composer and musician.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "On the Resurrection Morning", Ira David Sankey (August 28, 1840-August 13, 1908),
was born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a Gospel singer, composer and musician. Ira D. Sankey composed over 1,000 songs.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: On the Resurrection Morning
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Sabine Baring-Gould (January 28, 1834
to January 2, 1924)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Ira David Sankey (August 28, 1840 to
August 13, 1908)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "On the resurrection morning, Soul and body meet again"
First Publication Date:
On the Resurrection Morning Lyrics
On the resurrection morning,
Soul and body meet again,
No more sorrow, no more weeping,
No more pain.
Here awhile they must be parted,
And the flesh its Sabbath keep,
Waiting in a holy stillness,
Wrapped in sleep.
For a while the wearied body
Lies with feet toward the morn;
Till the last and brightest Easter
Day be born.
But the soul in contemplation,
Utters earnest prayer and strong,
Bursting at the resurrection
Soul and body reunited
Thenceforth nothing shall divide,
Waking up in Christ's own likeness
O the beauty, O the gladness
Of that resurrection day,
Which shall not through endless ages
On that happy Easter morning
All the graves their dead restore,
Father, mother, sister, brother,
Meet once more.
To that brightest of all meetings
Bring us, Jesus Christ, at last,
By thy cross, through death and judgment,