O Zion, that bringest good tidings (John Stainer)

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  • CPDL #22930:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-12-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the tonic solfa version in The Anthem Book of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1905. The accompaniment is a reduction of the vocal parts, except in bars 68-78, where the lower notes are editorial. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: O Zion, that bringest good tidings
Composer: John Stainer
Source of text: Isaiah 40: v. 9 and the hymn Of the Father's love begotten

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain.
O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength;
lift up thy voice, be not afraid: say to the cities of Judah, behold your God. Alleluia.

Of that birth forever blessed,
When the Virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
Bare the Saviour of our race,
And the Babe, the world's Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred Face.
Evermore and evermore.

Of the Father's love begotten,
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see.
Evermore and evermore.