Come Thou, O come (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-12)   CPDL #51836:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Transposed down a minor 2nd. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Come Thou, O come
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Gerard Moultrie

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 46. 66. 66 with Amen

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 49, p. 22

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Original text and translations

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1  Come Thou, O come:
Sweetest and kindliest,
Giver of tranquil rest
Unto the weary soul;
In all anxiety
With power from heaven on high
Console.

2  Come Thou, O come:
Help in the hour of need,
Strength of the broken reed,
Guide of each lonely one;
Orphans' and widows' stay,
Who tread in life's hard way
Alone.

3  Come Thou, O come:
Glorious and shadow-free,
Star of the stormy sea,
Light of the tempest-tost;
Harbour our souls to save
When hope upon the wave
Is lost.

4  Come Thou, O come:
Joy in life's narrow path,
Hope in the hour of death,
Come, blessed Spirit, come;
Lead Thou us tenderly,
Till we shall find with Tee
Our home.