The Heavenly Vision (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-03)   CPDL #48672:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few minor edits, otherwise as written in 1786. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-02-03)   CPDL #48671:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: The Heavenly Vision
First Line: I beheld and lo! a great multitude
Composer: Jacob French

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1786 in The Worcester Collection, pp. 150-153.

Description: Words selected from the Bible book of Revelation, Chapters 4–8.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

I beheld and lo! a great multitude which no man could number,
Revelation 7:9a (King James Version)
Thousands of thousands, and ten times thousands,
Stood before the Lamb.
And they had palms in their hands,
Revelation 5:11b (King James Version)
And they cease not day nor night, saying,
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
Which was, and is, and is to come,
Revelation 4:8b (King James Version)
And I heard a mighty angel flying in the midst of heaven,
Crying with a loud voice,
Woe be unto the earth by reason of the trumpet which is yet to sound.
Revelation 8:13 (King James Version)
And when the last trumpet sounded,
(Not found)
The great men and nobles, rich men and poor, bond and free,
Gathered themselves together, and cried to the rocks and mountains to fall upon them,
And hide them from the face of him that sitteth on the throne,
For the great day of his wrath is come,
And who shall be able to stand?
Revelation 6:15-17 (King James Version)