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Morning Has Broken (Easter)

Music: 19th century Scottish tune "Bunessan." Lyrics by British children's author and poetess Eleanor Farjeon. Popularized by British Pop singer Cat Stevens.

My Lord, What A Morning! (Easter)

Traditional American Negro spiritual, 18th/19th century.

O Sacred Head Now Wounded (Easter)

Music by German composer Hans Leo Hassler, dated 1600-01, medieval Latin text translated into English (1830) by American J.W. Alexander. J.S. Bach incorporated the music into both his "Christmas Oratorio" and "St. Matthew's Passion." And modern audiences will recognize the melody for Paul Simon's "American Tune."

Old Rugged Cross, The (Easter)

Words & music by midwestern Methodist evangelist George Bennard, 1912.

Were You There? (Easter)

The first Negro Spiritual to be included in the modern Episcopal Hymnal. Originating in the 19th century and first published in the William Eleazar Barton's "Old Plantation Hymns," 1899. The original lines dealt only with the crucifixion, reference to the resurrection being added later.

World Itself Is Blithe And Gay, The (Easter)

Latin words and German tune translated/arranged by Anglican cleric & musicologist George Ratcliffe Woodward(1848-1934). Some sources refer to this as "Easter Hymn."