From the cross, uplifted high (Thomas Haweis)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-11)   CPDL #52586:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-11).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more stanzas of Haweis' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-12-11)   CPDL #52585:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas of Haweis' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: From the cross, uplifted high
Composer: Thomas Haweis
Lyricist: Thomas Haweis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Carmina Christo, or Hymns to the Savior, no. 3, p. 4

Description: This tune was titled Hymn 3 by Haweis; it also has been titled Aldwinkle, Hope, and Come and Welcome. Words by Thomas Haweis, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. From the cross, uplifted high,
Where the Savior deigns to die,
What melodious sounds I hear,
Bursting on my ravished ear,
Love's redeeming work is done,
Come and welcome, sinner come.

2. Sprinkled now with blood the throne,
Why beneath thy burdens groan?
On my pierced body laid
Justice owns the ransom paid;
Bow the knee and kiss the Son,
Come and welcome, sinner come.

 

3. Spread for thee the festal board,
See with richest dainties stored,
To thy Father's bosom pressed,
Yet again a Child confessed;
Never from his house to roam,
Come and welcome, Sinner come.

4. Soon the days of life shall end;
Lo! I come, your Savior, friend,
Safe your spirits to convey
To the realms of endless day:
Up to my eternal home
Come and welcome, sinner come.