163t MORNING - as written - Cooper

Cooper Revision
to the 1991 Revision version of this tune


He dies, the friend of sinners dies!
Lo, Salem's daughters weep around.
A solemn darkness veils the skies,
A sudden trembling shakes the ground!

Here's love and grief beyond degree;
The Lord of glory dies for men;
But lo! what sudden joys we see!
Jesus, the dead, revives again.

The rising God forsakes the tomb,
Up to His Father's court He flies;
Cherubic legions guard Him home,
And shout Him welcome to the skies.