Barnstable (Daniel Read)

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  • CPDL #32309:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-06-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32311:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-06-23).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Barnstable
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1785

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1739, as originally published. In modern hymnals, words have been revised considerably.

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Original text and translations

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Hail the day that saw Him rise
Ravished from our wishful eyes;
Christ awhile to mortals given
Re-ascends His native heaven.

There the pompous triumph waits,
Lift your heads, eternal gates.
Wide unfold the radiant scene,
Take the king of glory in!