Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "Welcome, Happy Morning!" lyrics, Venantius Fortunatus (530AD-530AD),
was born in Treviso, Italy and
achieved fame as a Bishop of Poitiers and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Welcome, Happy Morning!", Arthur Seymour Sullivan (May 13, 1842-November 22, 1900),
was born in London, England and
became famous as a composer and musician who achieved fame as a composer of popular music with his partner William Gilbert (known as Gilbert and Sullivan.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Welcome, Happy Morning!
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Venantius Fortunatus (530AD
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (May 13, 1842 to
November 22, 1900)
Hymn Category: Easter Songs
First Line of Hymn: ""Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall say: "Hell today is vanquished, Heav'n is won today!""
First Publication Date:
Welcome, Happy Morning! Lyrics
Welcome, happy morning! age to age shall say:
"Hell today is vanquished, Heav'n is won today!"
Lo! the dead is living, God forevermore!
Him, their true Creator, all His works adore!
"Welcome, happy morning!"
Age to age shall say.
Earth her joy confesses, clothing her for spring,
All fresh gifts returned with her returning King:
Bloom in every meadow, leaves on every bough,
Speak His sorrow ended, hail His triumph now.
Months in due succession, days of lengthening light,
Hours and passing moments praise Thee in their flight.
Brightness of the morning, sky and fields and sea,
Vanquisher of darkness, bring their praise to Thee.
Maker and Redeemer, life and health of all,
Thou from heaven beholding human nature's fall,
Of the Father's Godhead true and only Son,
Mankind to deliver, manhood didst put on.
Thou, of life the Author, death didst undergo,
Tread the path of darkness, saving strength to show;
Come, then True and Faithful, now fulfill Thy Word;
'Tis Thine own third morning; rise, O buried Lord!
Loose the souls long prisoned, bound with Satan's chain;
All that now is fallen raise to life again;
Show Thy face in brightness, bid the nations see;
Bring again our daylight: day returns with Thee!