The Morning Purples All the Sky

Text:  Aurora Lucis, tr. Alexander R. Thompson 
Music:  John B. Dykes  1874
Tune:  Prince of Peace  86.86D
OHT Incipit:  

The morning purples all the sky,
The air with praises rings,
Defeated hell stands sullen by,
The world exulting sings.

Glory to God! our glad lips cry;
All praise and worship be
On earth, in heaven, to God most high,
For Christís great victory,
For Christís great victory.

While He, the King all strong to save,
Rends the dark doors away,
And through the breaches of the grave,
Strides forth into the day.

Glory to God! our glad lips cry;
All praise and worship be
On earth, in heaven, to God most high,
For Christís great victory,
For Christís great victory.

Deathís captive, in his gloomy prison,
Fast fettered He has lain,
But He has mastered death, is risen,
And death now wears the chain.

Glory to God! our glad lips cry;
All praise and worship be
On earth, in heaven, to God most high,
For Christís great victory,
For Christís great victory.

The shining angels cry, ďAway
With grief; no spices bring;
Not tears, but songs, this joyful day,
Should greet the rising King!Ē

Glory to God! our glad lips cry;
All praise and worship be
On earth, in heaven, to God most high,
For Christís great victory,
For Christís great victory.

That Thou our Paschal Lamb mayíst be,
And endless joy begin.
Jesus, Deliverer, set us free
From the dread death of sin.

Glory to God! our glad lips cry;
All praise and worship be
On earth, in heaven, to God most high,
For Christís great victory,
For Christís great victory.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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