Sussex (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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  • (Posted 2007-11-24)   CPDL #15516:           (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 21 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edition from the Cyber Hymnal™ MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Sussex
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Published: Tune: Sussex, En­glish mel­o­dy, adapt­ed by Ralph Vaugh­an Will­iams in The Eng­lish Hymn­al (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), Num­ber 239; Lyrics: John Bow­ring, Hymns, 1825.

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Cyber Hymnal™ entry for hymn tune "Sussex":

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/g/i/gisloveh.htm

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
God is love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens:
God is wisdom, God is love.

2.
Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never:
God is wisdom, God is love.

3.
E’en the hour that darkest seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the mist His brightness streameth:
God is wisdom, God is love.

4.
He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth:
God is wisdom, God is love.

Lyrics: John Bow­ring, Hymns, 1825.