Hearken unto me, my people (Arthur Sullivan)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-17).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hearken Unto Me, My People
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Source of text: Isaiah 51: 4-6

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1877 Novello

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Original text and translations

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Tenors and Basses:
Hearken unto me, my people,
And give ear unto me, O my nation;
For a law shall proceed from me,
And I will make my judgement to rest for a light of the people.

All:
Hearken unto me, my people,
And give ear unto me, O my nation;
For a law shall proceed from me,
And I will make my judgement to rest for a light,
My judgement to rest for a light of the people.

Sopranos:
My righteousness is near,
My salvation is gone forth,
And mine arms shall judge the people.

Basses:
My righteousness is near,
My salvation is gone forth,
And mine arms shall judge the people.

All:
The isles shall wait upon me,
And on my arm shall they trust.
Hearken unto me,
And give ear unto me
Give ear unto me, O my nation;
For a law shall proceed from me,
And I will make my judgement to rest for a light of the people.

Sopranos:
Lift up your eyes to the heav'ns,
And look upon the earth beneath,
And look upon the earth beneath.

Basses:
For the heav'ns shall vanish away like smoke,
And the earth shall wax old as a garment,
And they that dwell therein shall die in like manner,
Shall die in like manner.

All:
But my salvation shall be for ever,
Shall be for ever,
And my righteousness shall not be abolished,
Shall not be abolished.
But my salvation shall be for ever,
Shall be for ever,
And my righteousness shall not be abolished,
My righteousness shall not be abolished,
My salvation shall be for ever,
Shall be for ever, for ever,
For ever, for ever, for ever.