Sweden (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-26)   CPDL #42070:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another pair of stanzas included from Alline's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-11-26)   CPDL #42069:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 91 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included from Alline's hymn.

General Information

Title: Sweden
First Line: Jesus the Lord forever reigns
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Henry Alline

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana, pp. 63-64, for four voices: Treble-Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Henry Alline, 1786, entitled The saints may rejoice for Jesus, in four stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas of Alline's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

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1. Jesus the Lord forever reigns,
His children may exalt their strains;
In him their standing is secure,
Their joys forever shall endure.

2. When moon and stars shall cease to shine,
They'll reign in realms that are divine;
With Jesus reign, with Jesus rest,
And live eternal ages blest.

 

3. Then shout ye saints, ye sons of God,
And spread your heavenly joys abroad,
Fear not the rage of earth and hell,
Your Jesus reigns, and all is well.

4. Let time lash all her scenes away,
And hand you to eternal day;
Immortal glory is for you,
Soon as you bid these climes adieu.