O joyful sound! O glorious hour (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-04)   CPDL #52518:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: O joyful sound! O glorious hour
Tune: St Augustine
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Thomas Kelly

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1897 in Hymn tunes, no. 167, p. 99.

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Original text and translations

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1  O joyful sound! O glorious hour
When Christ by His almighty power
Arose and left the grave!
Now let our songs His triumph tell
Who broke the chains of death and hell,
And ever lives to save.

2  The first begotten of the dead,
For us He rose, our glorious Head,
Immortal life to bring.
What though the saints, like Him shall die,
They share their Leader’s victory,
And triumph with their King.

3  No more we tremble at the grave;
For He who died our souls to save
Will raise our bodies, too.
What though this earthly house shall fail,
The Saviour’s power will yet prevail
And build it up anew.