Bright Reversion (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-08)   CPDL #36001:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-08).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Counter added, so now is 4-part Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass; re-barred and note values extended to eliminate need for fermata; 4/4 time started one measure earlier. Three more pairs of stanzas from Steele's hymn included (stanzas 3 and 4, 5 and 1, 7 and 8). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-08)   CPDL #36000:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 2 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Counter added, so now is 4-part Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass; re-barred and note values extended to eliminate need for fermata; 4/4 time started one measure earlier. Three more pairs of stanzas from Steele's hymn included (stanzas 3 and 4, 5 and 1, 7 and 8).
  • (Posted 2015-07-08)   CPDL #35999:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 137 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. Three more pairs of stanzas from Steele's hymn added below (stanzas 3 and 4, 5 and 1, 7 and 8). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-08)   CPDL #35997:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 140 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1800. Three more pairs of stanzas from Steele's hymn added below (stanzas 3 and 4, 5 and 1, 7 and 8).

General Information

Title: Bright Reversion
First Line: When conscious grief laments sincere
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Anne Steele

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 37

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, hymn entitled Happy poverty; or, the poor in spirit blessed, eight stanzas. Holden used stanzas two and six in his composition.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Ye humble souls, complain no more,
Let faith survey your future store;
How happy, how divinely blest,
The sacred words of truth attest.

When conscious grief laments sincere,
And pours the penitential tear;
Hope points to your dejected eyes,
The bright reversion in the skies.

In vain the sons of wealth and pride
Despise your lot, your hopes deride:
In vain they boast their little stores,
Trifles are theirs, a kingdom yours.

A kingdom of immense delight,
Where health, and peace, and joy unite,
Where undeclining pleasures rise,
And every wish hath full supplies.

 

A kingdom which can ne'er decay,
While time sweeps earthly thrones a way;
The state which power and truth sustain,
Unmoved forever must remain.

There shall your eyes with rapture view
The glorious friend that died for you;
That died to ransom, died to raise
To crowns of joy, and songs of praise.

Jesus, to thee I breathe my prayer,
Reveal, confirm my interest there:
Whatever my humble lot below,
This, this my soul desires to know.

O let me hear that voice divine
Pronounce the glorious blessing mine!
Enrolled among thy happy poor,
My largest wishes ask no more.

Happy poverty; or, the poor in spirit blessed by Anne Steele, based on Matthew 5:3