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Rossiter Raymond


Morning red, morning red,
Now the shadows all are fled;
Now the Sabbath’s cloudless glory,
Tells anew the wondrous story,
Christ is risen from the dead.

All around, all around,
Solemn silence reigned profound;
When, with blaze and sudden thunder,
Angels burst the tomb asunder,
And the Savior was unbound.

Forth He came! Forth He came!
Robed in white, celestial flame!
Mary, at the empty prison,
Knew not her Redeemer risen
Till He called her by her name.

Morning red! Morning red!
Christ is risen from the dead!
Still He walketh in the garden,
Speaking words of love and pardon.
Though the crown is on His head.

This poem is in the public domain.




Rossiter Raymond (1840 - 1918) was born in Ohio but moved to Syracuse, New York, with his family as a child. His parents and close relations were well educated, genteel folk, so Rossiter had ample support for his interests in writing and engineering. His writing talent was evident in everything from legal briefs to hymns, though his larger contribution was to the mining industry through service as the U.S. Commissioner of Mines and Mining Statistics after completing his duties in the Civil War. A man of high intelligence, great integrity, and diverse interests, Rossiter authored at least ten books which ranged from a collection of Christmas tales to a definitive glossary of mining and metallurgical terms.




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Jesus walking around in my garden. Such a vision.
Posted 04/04/2015 06:06 PM
Powerful, yet peaceful and filled with promise. Thank you for this poem...Judy
Posted 04/04/2015 11:18 AM
A beautiful poem just in time for Easter, again.
Posted 04/04/2015 12:46 AM

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