Lasst uns erfreuen (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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  • CPDL #15500:             (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edition from the Cyber Hymnal™ MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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General Information

Title: Lasst uns erfreuen
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lyricist: Athelstan Riley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 44. 88 with alleluias

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: Tune: Lasst Uns Er­freu­en, Auss­er­le­se­ne Ca­thol­ische Geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Köln, Ger­ma­ny: Pe­ter von Brach­el, 1623); har­mo­ny by Ralph Vaughan Wil­liams in The Eng­lish Hymn­al (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 519; Words: John A. L. Ri­ley, in The Eng­lish Hymn­al (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 519

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs:
R:  Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
2  O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th’eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord.
R: 

 

3  Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise the song.
R: 
4  :O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One.
R: 

Lyrics: John A. L. Ri­ley, in The Eng­lish Hymn­al (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 519.