- CPDL #04080: (Sibelius 2)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2002-10-13). Score information: A4, 14 pages, 172 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: revised 11/27/02
- Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: measure 25: Alto and Bass should have "A", not "C-natural" (dotted half note tied); measure 26: Alto and Bass should have "A" (tied from previous measure) (half note), followed by "A" not "D" (quarter note). measure 27: Alto and Bass should have "G#" not "B" (half note). Measures 29, 30, 31: Alto and Bass should have "G#"s throughout (same rhythm as in score). Measure 139: Organ, left hand -- add "F#" (whole note) a third below the printed "A".
Title: Greater Love Hath No Man
Composer: John Ireland
Source of text: Canticles 8, St John 15, I Peter 2, I Corinthians 6; Romans 12
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
Published: Stainer & Bell 1912 (Orch. version 1924)
Original text and translations
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,
ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
That ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath call’d you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service.