Funeral Hymn (1800) (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-22). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. The other four stanzas added below, from Sacred Dirges. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-22). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1800. The other four stanzas taken from Sacred Dirges.
Description: Words by an unknown author (see Music 1998).
Original text and translations
1. Up to Thy throne, almighty King,
We raise our streaming eyes;
In humble notes of judgment sing,
And breathe our plaintive sighs.
2. Into Thy bosom, Father, friend,
Our mighty griefs we pour;
Thine ear of pity to us lend --
Console this gloomy hour.
3. In Thy rich gift, O bounteous heaven,
Was blessed our infant land;
Now when Thou claim the favor given,
We bend to Thy command.
4. Glory to God: His ways are just,
And every purpose wise;
What though our bodies sleep in dust,
Th' immortal soul shall rise.
5. Then to Thy throne, eternal King,
We'll raise our tearless eyes;
In joyful notes Thy mercy sing,
While time and nature dies.