Every morning the red sun (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (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.

General Information

Title: Every morning the red sun
Tune: Aurora
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 75. 75. 77

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 82, p. 41


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Original text and translations

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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.