A song of joy (John Ebenezer West)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-07)  CPDL #62297:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-01-07).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 262 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A song of joy
Composer: John Ebenezer West
Lyricist: George Wither

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem for Christmas

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1908 Novello's Octavo Anthems no.935

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Original text and translations

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1  A Song of Joy unto the Lord we sing,
And publish forth the favours he hath shown:
We sing his praise, from whom all joy doth spring,
And tell abroad the wonders he hath done;
For such were never since the world begun.
His love, therefore, oh! let us all confess ;
And to the sons of men his works express.

2  As on this day the Son of God was born,
The blessed Word was then incarnate made ;
The Lord to be a servant held no scorn ;
The Godhead was with human nature clad,
And flesh a throne above all Angels had.
His love, therefore, &c.