Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (John Goss)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
Composer: John Goss
Tune: Bede
Lyricist: Reginald Heber

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 11 10. 11 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 47

Description: Adapted by Goss from Handel’s Athalia (1733)

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Brightest and best.