- (Posted 2018-11-15) CPDL #52072:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-15). Score information: A4, 1 page, 59 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Every morning the red sun
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 75. 75. 77
Instruments: a cappella
First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 82, p. 41.
Original text and translations
1 Every morning the red sun
Rises warm and bright;
But the evening cometh on,
And the cold, dark night:
There’s a bright land far away
Where ‘tis never ending day.
2 Every spring the sweet young flow’rs
Open fresh and gay,
Till the chilly autumn hours
Wither them away!
There’s a land we have not seen,
Where the trees are always green.
3 Little birds sing songs of praise
All the summer long.
But in colder, shorter days
They forget their song:
There’s a place where angels sing
Ceaseless praises to their King.
4 Christ our Lord is ever near
Those who follow Him!
But we cannot see Him here,
For our eyes are dim:
There is a most happy place,
Where we’ll always see His face.
5 Who shall go to that fair land?
All who love the right:
Holy children there shall stand,
In their robes of white;
In that heav’n so bright and blest,
Is our everlasting rest.