We sing the glorious conquest (John Stainer)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
MusicXML.png MusicXML
Sibelius.png Sibelius
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • CPDL #15559:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Based on edition from the Cyber Hymnal™. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: We sing the glorious conquest
Composer: John Stainer
Tune: Jerusalem
Lyricist: John Ellerton, 1871

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1885

Description:

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
We sing the glorious conquest,
Before Damascus’ gate,
When Saul, the Church’s spoiler,
Came breathing threats and hate;
The rav’ning wolf rushed forward
Full early to the prey;
But lo! the Shepherd met him,
And bound him fast today.

2.
O glory most excelling
That smote across his path!
O light that pierced and blinded
The zealot in his wrath!
O voice that spake within him
The calm, reproving word!
O love that sought and held him
The bondman of his Lord!

3.
O Wisdom ord’ring all things
In order strong and sweet,
What nobler spoil was ever
Cast at the Victor’s feet?
What wiser master builder
E’er wrought at Thine employ
Than he, till now so furious
Thy building to destroy?

4.
Lord, teach thy Church the lesson,
Still in her darkest hour
Of weakness and of danger,
To trust Thy hidden power;
Thy grace by ways mysterious
The wrath of man can bind,
And in Thy boldest foeman
Thy chosen saint can find.