Haydn - Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
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About 'Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken'
Haydn, Franz Josef (biography)
March 31, 1732 , Rohrau, Austria
May 31, 1809 , Vienna
Franz Joseph Haydn, (March 31, 1732 - May 31, 1809) was a leading composer of the Classical period, called the 'Father of the Symphony' and 'Father of the String Quartet'.
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode;
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’ assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.
Round each habitation hov’ring,
See the cloud and fire appear,
For a glory and a cov’ring,
Showing that the Lord is near;
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day,
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.
Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer’s blood!
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God;
’Tis His love His people raises
Over self to reign as kings,
And as priests, His solemn praises
Each for a thank off’ring brings.
Savior, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy name;
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.
|Score Key:||Eb major (Sounding Pitch) (View more Eb major Music for Choir )|
|Time Signature:||4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||1|
|Difficulty:||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|
|Style:||Classical (View more Classical Music)|
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