Fairford (Jacob Kimball)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-13)   CPDL #45887:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Several small edits. All four stanzas of Hammond's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-13)   CPDL #45886:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Several small edits. All four stanzas of Hammond's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Fairford
First Line: Jesus, who died a world to save
Composer: Jacob Kimball
Lyricist: William Hammond

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in Kimball's The Rural Harmony, p. 88

Description: Words by William Hammond, 1745, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. Jesus, who died a world to save,
Revives and rises from the grave,
By his almighty power;
From sin, and death, and hell set free,
He captive leads captivity,
And lives to die no more.

2. Lo! how he bursts the bonds of death,
And reassumes His vital breath,
To make our title good;
May all our souls to heaven aspire,
In thought, in will, in strong desire,
To earthly pleasure dead.

 

3. With thankful hearts we look and see
Our Savior clothed with majesty
Triumphant o’er the tomb;
Yet though our Lord is honored thus,
Still all his thoughts are fixed on us,
He’ll take us to his home.

4. His church is all his joy and crown,
He looks with love and pity down
On her he did redeem;
He tastes her joys, he feels her woes,
And prays that she may spoil her foes,
And ever reign with Him.