Mount Calvary (Amos Pilsbury)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-07). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. Grace notes converted to normal notes; one note changed.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-07). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 54 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Grace notes converted to normal notes; one note changed.
First published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, pp. 174-175
Description: Words by an unknown author, not found in other sources; perhaps they are by Pilsbury. One stanza was printed.
Original text and translations
Behold, behold the bleeding God
Expiring on the shameful tree;
He spills his precious blood,
And spills it too, O man, for thee!
The mountains nod
To see the God
Pierced with a cruel spear;
All nature shakes; earth's center quakes;
The sleeping saints appear.