Concord (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-21)   CPDL #38632:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-02-21)   CPDL #38631:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-21).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Concord
First Line: Tis finished, so the Savior cried
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, as Cutham-Street

Description: Tune titled Cutham-Street in 1797, renamed Concord by Belknap in 1800. Words by Samuel Stennett, 1787, in six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. ‘Tis finished, so the Savior cried,
And meekly bowed his head and died,
'Tis finished – yes, the race is run,
The battle fought, the victory won.

2. 'Tis finished – all that heaven decreed,
And all the ancient prophets said
Is now fulfilled, as was designed,
In me the Savior of mankind.

 

3. 'Tis finished – Aaron now no more
Must stain his robes with purple gore:
The sacred veil is rent in twain,
And Jewish rites no more remain,

4. 'Tis finished – this my dying groan
Shall sins of every kind atone:
Millions shall be redeemed from death,
By this my last expiring breath.

 

5. 'Tis finished – heaven is reconciled,
And all the powers of darkness spoiled:
Peace, love, and happiness again
Return and dwell with sinful men.

6. 'Tis finished – let the joyful sound
Be heard through all the nations round:
'Tis finished – let the echo fly
Through heaven and hell, through earth and sky.