The Crusaders (Ciro Pinsuti)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-11)  CPDL #55022:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-08-11).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Crusaders
Composer: Ciro Pinsuti
Lyricist: William Duthie

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1872 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 5, no. 177

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Original text and translations

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On steep Mount Carmel's height we stand,
And gaze far o'er the Holy Land;
Our mail-clad warriors throng beneath,
'Gainst Moslem foe forearmed to death.
Jerusalem! we lift our eyes
To where thy sacred towers rise,
While brazen trumpets' martial sound
Proclaims the vow that swells around:
Save the Holy Sepulchre! Amen!”

Though bleaching bones bestrew the shore,
Where Christian men have marched before,
We'll smite in death the heathen brood,
And plant the cross in Moslem blood!
Jerusalem! thou city blest!
Thy temple is our place of rest!
And as we scale thy ramparts high,
The heavens shall echo to our cry:
"Save the Holy Sepulchre! Amen!”