Mount Olivet (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-02)   CPDL #39166:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five more pairs of stanzas added from the hymn in Whitefield. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-02)   CPDL #39165:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more pairs of stanzas from this hymn included.

General Information

Title: Mount Olivet
First Line: O come let us join
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 55 11. 55 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1805

Description: First published in The Delights of Harmony - Norfolk Compiler in 1805. Words by an unknown author, apparently first published in George Whitefield's Collection of Hymns, 1755, in twelve stanzas. Jenks used the first two stanzas in his composition. Kroeger and Kroeger (2000) attribute this text to Charles Wesley, but the text could not be found among his published works – it doesn't sound like something by either Charles or John Wesley.

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References

  • Kroger, Karl; and Marie Kroeger. 2000. An index to Anglo-American Psalmody in Modern Critical Editions. Madison, Wisconsin: A-R Editions. 143 pp. + Compact Disk.

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. O come let us join,
Together combine,
To praise our dear Savior, our Master divine;

2. Him let us adore,
Who covered with gore,
Late hanged on Calvary, both wounded and poor.

3. He worthy is blessed
By spirits at rest,
Who once in this desert, his Godhead confessed.

4. The heavenly spheres,
Who saw him in tears,
Yea every strong angel, his person reveres.

 

5. The prophets who told
His sufferings of old,
Sing now sweet thanksgivings, on psalteries of gold.

6. The fathers to whom
He showed he would come,
Now in his pavilion take up their long home.

7. The spirits of men;
Who for him were slain,
From Abel the righteous, share now in his reign.

8. The Apostles who stood,
Resisting to blood,
For Jesus' gospel, rejoice in their God.

 

9. The confessors too,
Them prostrating low,
Cast down their bright miters, and thankfully bow.

10. O church of the Lamb,
Here met do the same,
With saints and with angels, bless Jesus' name.

11. My soul, bear a part,
For ransomed thou art,
By Jesus’ blood-shedding, his burial and smart.

12. To him that was slain,
The scorned Nazarene,
Be glory and honor, let all say Amen.

Adoring Jesus, Hymn 42 in George Whitefield's A Collection of Hymns for Social Worship, Ninth Edition, 1760