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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
“On the Resurrection morning”
By Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924)
 
ON the Resurrection morning
  Soul and body meet again;
No more sorrow, no more weeping,
                    no more pain!
 
Here awhile they must be parted,        5
  And the flesh its Sabbath keep,
Waiting in a holy stillness,
                    wrapt in sleep.
 
For a while the tirèd body
  Lies with feet toward the morn;        10
    the last and brightest Easter
                    day be born.
 
But the soul in contemplation
  Utters earnest prayer and strong,
Bursting at the Resurrection        15
                    into song.
 
Soul and body reunited
  Thenceforth nothing shall divide,
Waking up in CHRIST’S own likeness,
                    satisfied.        20
 
Oh! the beauty, oh! the gladness
  Of that Resurrection day,
Which shall not through endless ages
                    pass away!
 
On that happy Easter morning        25
  All the graves their dead restore;
Father, sister, child, and mother,
                    meet once more.
 
To that brightest of all meetings
  Bring us, JESU CHRIST, at last;        30
To Thy Cross, through death and judgment,
                    holding fast.
 
 
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