Kingsfold (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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  • CPDL #15485:            (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edition from the Cyber Hymnal™ MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Kings­fold
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Published: Tune: Kings­fold, Eng­lish mel­o­dy; ar­ranged by Ralph Vaugh­an Will­iams, 1906; Lyrics: Lou­is F. Ben­son, 1889.

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External websites:

Cyber Hymnal™ entry for hymn tune "Kingsfold":

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/s/osingson.htm

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
O sing a song of Bethlehem, of shepherds watching there,
And of the news that came to them from angels in the air.
The light that shone on Bethlehem fills all the world today;
Of Jesus’ birth and peace on earth the angels sing alway.

2.
O sing a song of Nazareth, of sunny days of joy;
O sing of fragrant flowers’ breath, and of the sinless Boy.
For now the flowers of Nazareth in every heart may grow;
Now spreads the fame of His dear Name on all the winds that blow.

3.
O sing a song of Galilee, of lake and woods and hill,
Of Him Who walked upon the sea and bade the waves be still.
For though like waves on Galilee, dark seas of trouble roll,
When faith has heard the Master’s Word, falls peace upon the soul.

4.
O sing a song of Calvary, its glory and dismay,
Of Him Who hung upon the tree, and took our sins away.
For He Who died on Calvary is risen from the grave,
And Christ, our Lord, by Heaven adored, is mighty now to save.

Lyrics: Lou­is F. Ben­son, 1889.