Goshen (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-27)   CPDL #39432:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other four stanzas of Doddridge's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-27)   CPDL #39431:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other four stanzas included from Doddridge's hymn.

General Information

Title: Goshen
First Line: He comes, the royal Conqueror comes
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in The Evangelical Harmony, p. 47.

Description: Published in 1800 without attribution; attributed to Belknap in The Meridian Harmony, 1808, to which Belknap contributed a new psalm-tune. Words by Philip Doddridge, 1755, entitled Rebels against Christ executed, with five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. He comes, the royal Conqueror comes,
His legions fill the sky;
Angelic trumpets rend the tombs,
And loud proclaim him nigh.

2. Ye rebel hosts, how vain your rage
Against this sovereign Lord;
What madness bears you on t'engage
The terrors of his sword?

 

3. Bring forth, he cries, those sons of pride,
That scorned my gentle sway,
To prove the arm they once defied
Omnipotent to slay.

4. Tremendous scene of wrath divine!
How wide the vengeance spreads!
His pointed darts of lightning shine
Round their defenseless heads.

 

5. Now let the rebels seek that face
From which they cannot flee;
And thou, my soul, adore the grace,
That sweetly conquered thee.