Thanksgiving (Timothy Swan)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-19)   CPDL #42342:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-12-19)   CPDL #42341:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 3 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Thanksgiving
First Line: Meet and right it is to sing
Composer: Timothy Swan
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1801 in Swan's New England Harmony, pp. 79-82.

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1740, as amended by George Whitefield, 1758. Whitefield's version has four stanzas; Swan used all four in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Meet and right it is to sing.

English.png English text

George Whitefield, 1758

Meet and right it is to sing
Glory to our God and King;
Meet in every time and place,
To rehearse his solemn praise.

Join, ye saints, the song around,
Angels help the cheerful sounds
Publish through the world abroad
Glory to the eternal God.

Praises here to thee we give,
Gracious thou our thanks receive;
Holy Father, sovereign Lord,
Every where be thou adored.

Though the injurious world exclaim,
Sing we still in Jesus' name;
Savior, thee we ever bless,
Thee our Lord and God confess.

 

Timothy Swan, 1801

Meet and right it is to sing
Glory to our God and King;
Meet in every time and place,
To rehearse his solemn praise.

Join, ye saints, the song around,
Angels help the cheerful sounds
Publish through the world abroad
Praise and glory to the Lord.

Praises here to thee we give,
Gracious thou our thanks receive;
Holy Father, sovereign Lord,
Every where be thou adored.

Though this wicked world exclaim,
Still we sing in Jesus' name;
Sing ye praises to the Lord,
Join to sing in one accord.