He is Risen: He is not here

Representative Text

1 Blest morning! whose first dawning rays
beheld the Son of God
arise triumphant from the grave,
and leave his dark abode.
2 Wrapt in the silence of the tomb
the great Redeemer lay,
till the revolving skies had brought
the third, th' appointed day.

3 Hell and the grave combin'd their force
to hold our Lord in vain;
sudden the Conqueror arose,
and burst their feeble chain.
4 To thy great name, Almighty Lord!
we sacred honours pay,
and loud hosannahs shall proclaim
the triumphs of the day.

5 Salvation and immortal praise
to our victorious King!
Let heav'n and earth, and rocks and seas,
with glad hosannahs ring.
6 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory, as it was, and is,
and shall be evermore.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #H4

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest morning! whose first dawning rays
Title: He is Risen: He is not here
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Bless'd morning! whose young, dawning rays. I. Watts. [Sunday—Easter.] Appeared in his Hymns, &c, 1707 (1709, Book ii., No. 72), in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Lord's Day: or, The Resurrection of Christ." The arrangements of this hymn in common use are:—
(1.) The original. Very limited.
(2.) "Blessed morning” &c, as in Dr. Hatfield's American Church Hymn Book, N. Y., 1872, with the change in stanza i., line 4, of "last abode," to "dark abode."
(3.) "Blest morning," &c. This opening, sometimes followed by two or three slight alterations and the omission of stanza v., is the most popular form of the text both in Great Britain and America.
(4.) "Blest morning," &c, in the Hymnary, 1872, No. 13. This is very considerably altered.
In addition to these, in 1781, this hymn was added with alterations, as "Hymn IV.," to the Scottish Translations & Paraphrases. It opens "Blest morning ! Whose first dawning rays." The author of this recast is unknown.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

CREDITON (Clark)


HOWARD (Stevenson)


ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #75

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A Collection of Hymns #118

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d20

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d28

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d45

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #99

Australian Hymn Book #288

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #73

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Carmina Sanctorum #73

Chapel Hymns #d71

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #49

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Choice Hymns #233

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Christ in Song #269

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d29

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #32

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d141

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Church Melodies #91

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #23

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Church Psalmist #493

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Church Psalmist #493

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Church Psalmist #493

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Church Psalmody #H129

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Church Psalmody #129

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Church Psalmody #304

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d19

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Conference Hymns #211

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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #451

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XLIV

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XLIV

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.XLIV

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #46

Easter Hymns #63

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #56

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d28

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Hymns and Chants #88

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #973

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.LXXII

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d46

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Hymns for Christian Melody #593

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Hymns for Church and Home #117

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d32

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d61

Hymns Selected #d30

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #129

Melodies of the Church #d138

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #215

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #215

Old Choir Selections #d3

Parish Psalmody #d90

Parish Psalmody #d92

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Plymouth Collection #a42

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #42

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d16

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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H133

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d99

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d100

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #538

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d101

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.72

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #530

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H35

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #116

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Psalms and Hymns #134

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #P42

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #116

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CLXII

Resurgit #d17

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #264

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #H4

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Seamen's Hymns #493

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d78

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Selah #109c

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Selah #142c

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Social Psalmist #493

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b18

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #18

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #18

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #18

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Songs for the Sanctuary #18

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Songs for the Sanctuary #18

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Songs for the Sanctuary #18

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Songs of the Church #10

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Temple Melodies #144

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d43

The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #288

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #246

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #85.246

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #42

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The Baptist Hymn Book #246

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d76

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The Baptist Praise Book #41

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The Baptist Psalmody #843

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d28

The Book of Praise #192

The Book of Praise #218

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