Mount Calvary (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-07)   CPDL #48323:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Grace notes converted to normal notes; one note changed. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-07)   CPDL #48322:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-07).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Grace notes converted to normal notes; one note changed.

General Information

Title: Mount Calvary
First Line: Behold, behold the bleeding God
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, pp. 174-175.

Description: Words by an unknown author, not found in other sources; perhaps they are by Pilsbury. One stanza was printed.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Behold, behold the bleeding God
Expiring on the shameful tree;
He spills his precious blood,
And spills it too, O man, for thee!
The mountains nod
To see the God
Pierced with a cruel spear;
All nature shakes; earth's center quakes;
The sleeping saints appear.