Hancock (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-29)   CPDL #37720:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-29)   CPDL #37719:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Hancock
First Line: Hark from the skies! A dreadful sound
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, no. 24, p. 25-26

Description: Words by an unknown author, apparantly first published here.

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Original text and translations

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Hark from the skies! A dreadful sound,
See how the clouds spread o'er the skies,
The thunders roar and shake the ground,
And fill all creatures with surprise.

The flaming streams of lightning play,
Conveyed by God's eternal hand,
At his command the storms obey,
And flash along at his command.