Ye servants of the Lord (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-07)   CPDL #51734:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Ye servants of the Lord
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 9, p. 4

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  Ye servants of the Lord,
each in his office wait,
observant of his heavenly word,
and watchful at his gate.

2  Let all your lamps be bright,
and trim the golden flame;
gird up your loins as in his sight,
for aweful is his name.

3  Watch! 'tis your Lord's command,
and while we speak, he's near;
mark the first signal of his hand,
and ready all appear.

4  O happy servant he
in such a posture found!
he shall his Lord with rapture see,
and be with honour crowned.

5  Christ shall the banquet spread
with his own royal hand,
and raise that faithful servant's head
amid the angelic band.