Omicron (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-06-14)   CPDL #40031:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Oval note edition. All six stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-14)   CPDL #40030:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-14).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas of Newton's hymn included.
  • (Posted 2016-06-14)   CPDL #40029:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1795. All six stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-14)   CPDL #40028:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas of Newton's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Omicron
First Line: Let us love, and sing, and wonder
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1795 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass., no. 3, p. 6-7.

Description: Words by John Newton, 1759, entitled Praise for Redeeming Love, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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Let us love, and sing, and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior’s name!
He has hushed the Law’s loud thunder,
He has quenched mount Sinai’s flame:
He has washed us with his blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies;
Called us by his grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears, and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with his blood,
He presents our souls to God.

 

Let us sing though fierce temptations
Threaten hard to bear us down
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conquerors crown:
He who washed us with his blood,
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us wonder, grace and justice,
Join and point to mercy’s store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles; and asks no more:
He who washed us with his blood,
Has secured our way to God.

 

Let us praise, and join the chorus
Of the saints, enthroned on high;
Here they trusted him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky:
“Thou hast washed us with thy blood,
Thou art worthy, Lamb of God!”

Hark! the name of Jesus, sounded
Loud, from golden harps above!
Lord, we blush, and are confounded,
Faint our praises, cold our love!
Wash our souls and songs with blood,
For by thee we come to God.