O Sion, that bringest good tidings (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #22830:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-12-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This edition preserves the original order of parts: the original clefs are alto, treble and bass. No other indication is given of part allocations. Repeats are marked in the source by double bars and 'segno' marks, sometimes with first and second time bars.
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Title: O Sion, that bringest good tidings
Composer: Joseph Stephenson

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 4-5

Description: An anthem by Joseph Stephenson. This anthem is headed 'An Anthem out of the 40th Chap: of Isaiah': the text is based on Isaiah 40:9 in the Authorised Version.

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Original text and translations

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O Sion, that bringest good tidings of peace, get thee up into the high mountain:
O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid.
Say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
Hallelujah.