The Glorious Morning

In verse 3, “start” means “sit up suddenly in surprise or delight”. In verse 4, “fast” is used in its older meaning of “close by” or “closely attached”.

Verse 1:
Soon shall we see the glorious morning,
Saints arise! saints arise!
Sinners, attend the notes of warning;
Saints arise! saints arise!
The resurrection day draws near,
The King of Saints shall soon appear,
And high His royal standard rear;
Saints arise! saints arise!

Verse 2:
Hear ye the trump of God resounding,
Saints arise! saints arise!
Thro’ all the vaults of death rebounding;
Saints arise! saints arise!
To meet the bridegroom, haste, prepare,
Put on your bridal garments fair,
And hail your Saviour in the air;
Saints arise! saints arise!

Verse 3:
The saints who sleep, with joy awaken,
All arise! all arise!
Their beds of death are quick forsaken;
All arise! all arise!
Not one of all the faithful few
Who here on earth the Saviour knew,
But starts with bliss his Lord to view;
All arise! all arise!

Verse 4:
Fast by the throne of God behold them,
Crown’d at last! crown’d at last!
See in His arms the Saviour folds them,
Crown’d at last! crown’d at last!
With wreaths of glory round their head,
No tears of sorrow now are shed,
To joy’s full fountain all are led,
Crown’d at last! crown’d at last!

Rev.Wm. Hunter/Wm.B. Bradbury

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