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  • (Posted 2019-04-28)   CPDL #54077:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-04-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1822. Three stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: David's Victory
First Line: New your festal rites prepare
Composer: Robert Boyd
Lyricist: Hannah More

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 77. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1822 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony.

Description: Words by an unknown author, apparently first appearing with this tune in 1822 with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. Now your festal rites prepare!
Let your triumphs rend the air.
Idle gods shall reign no more,
We the living Lord adore.
Let heathen hearts on human helps repose,
Since Israel's God has rented Israel's foes.

2. Let remotest nations know
Proud Goliath's overthrow;
Fallen Philistia is thy trust,
Digon's honor held in dust.
Who fears the Lord of glory need not fear
The brazen arrow, or the golden spear.


3. See the routed squadrons fly,
Hark, their clamors rend the sky;
Blood and carnage stain the field,
See the vanquished nations yield.
Dismay and terror full the affrighted land,
While conquering David routs the trembling band.

4. Lo, upon the tented field
Royal Saul has thousand killed!
Lo, upon the sanguine plain,
David has ten thousand slain.
Let mighty Saul his vanquished thousands tell,
While David's votaries tenfold triumphs swell.