Lebanon (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-11)   CPDL #43489:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All eight stanzas of Medley's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-03-11)   CPDL #43488:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published in 1821. All eight stanzas of Medley's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Lebanon
First Line: From all that's mortal, all that's vain
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Samuel Medley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 57.

Description: Words by Samuel Medley, 1785, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. From all that's mortal, all that's vain,
And from this earthly clod:
Arise my soul and strive to gain,
Sweet fellowship with God.

2. Say, what is there beneath the skies,
In all the paths thou'st trod;
Can suit thy wishes or thy joys,
Like fellowship with God.

 

3. Not life, nor all the toys of art,
Nor pleasure's flowery road;
Can to my soul such bliss impart,
As fellowship with God.

4. Not health, nor friendship here below,
Nor wealth that golden load;
Can such delight or comfort show,
As fellowship with God.

 

5. When I am made in love to bear,
Affliction's needful rod;
Light, sweet and kind the strokes appear,
Through fellowship with God.

6. In fierce temptation's fiery blast,
Or dark desertion's road;
I'm happy if I can but taste,
Some fellowship with God.

 

7. So when the icy hand of death,
Shall chill my flowing blood;
With joy I'll yield my latest breath,
In fellowship with God.

8. When I at last to heaven ascend,
And gain my blest abode;
There an eternity I'll spend,
In fellowship with God.