Had we but hearkened (Henry Walford Davies)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-04)  CPDL #56541:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-01-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The choir parts of the anthem.

General Information

Title: Had we but hearkened
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Lyricist: Edith Dorothy Pleydell-Bouveriecreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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Had we but hearkened to thy Word
And followed in thy way,
The clouds would ne’er have gathered now,
Nor darkness shroud the day.
Yet through thine everlasting love,
Our Saviour standing near,
Surely we would seek the light,
Had we more faith than fear.

We then should see thee, King of Peace,
Behold a land that is free,
Where youth would glow with happiness
To live in unity.
Now may we put our trust in thee,
And muster to thy call;
For men shall find their strength in thee
To triumph over all.