Saviour, blessed Saviour (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-13)  CPDL #51858:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Saviour, blessed Saviour
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Godfrey Thring

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 65. 65. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 61, p. 29

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Original text and translations

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1  Saviour, blessed Saviour, listen while we sing,
hearts and voices raising praises to our King.
All we have we offer, all we hope to do,
body, soul, and spirit, all we yield to you.

2  Great and even greater, are your mercies here,
true and everlasting are the glories there,
where no pain or sorrow, toil or care is known,
where the angel legions circle 'round your throne.

3  Clearer still and clearer, dawns the light from heav'n,
in our sadness bringing news of sin forgiv'n.
Life has lost its shadows, pure the light within;
you have shed your radiance on a world of sin.