O voice of the Beloved! (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-17)   CPDL #52147:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-17).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 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 voice of the Beloved!
Tune: O voice
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Jackson Masoncreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 93, p. 48

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Original text and translations

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1  O voice of the Belovèd!
Thy bride hath heard Thee say,
“Rise up, My love, My fair one,
Arise and come away.
For lo, ’tis past, the winter,
The winter of thy year;
The rain is past and over,
The flowers on earth appear.

2  And now the time of singing
Is come for every bird;
And over all the country
The turtle dove is heard;
The fig her green fruit ripens,
The vines are in their bloom;
Arise and smell their fragrance;
My love, My fair one, come!;

3  Yea, Lord! Thy passion over,
We know this life of ours
Hath passed from death and winter
To leaves and budding flowers;
No more Thy rain of weeping
In drear Gethsemane;
No more the clouds and darkness,
That veiled Thy bitter tree.

4  Our Easter sun is risen!
And yet we slumber long,
And need Thy dove’s sweet pleading
To waken prayer and song.
Oh breathe upon our deadness,
Oh shine upon our gloom;
Lord, let us feel Thy presence
And rise and live and bloom.