Lexington (Solomon Howe)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-05)   CPDL #47224:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1804. Both pairs of stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-05)   CPDL #47223:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Both pairs of stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Lexington
First Line: The Prince of Peace, whose gentle sway
Composer: Solomon Howe
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1804 in Howe's The Farmer's Evening Entertainment, pp. 16-17.

Description: Words by an anonymous author, first published with this tune in 1804, in four stanzas. Howe used two stanzas of the hymn for each line of his composition.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. The Prince of Peace, whose gentle sway
True life and light and joy convey;
From his exalted throne above,
The fruits of his celestial love.

2. The ancient prophet long foretold
The Gospel time, more worth than gold;
When great Messiah could convey
His love, to distant lands and seas.

 

3. His word that gives the precious news
Of pardon, both to Greeks and Jews,
Freedom to every humble mind,
With bliss exalted and refined.

4.As cooling waters gently flow,
His grace shall heal each mortal woe;
And grant relief from pain and sin,
From fears without and guilt within.

Solomon Howe, The Farmer's Evening Entertainment, 1804