O God, of all the Maker (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2010-05-14)  CPDL #21517:          (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Micah Brandhandler (submitted 2010-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This version is derived from the 1917 edition of "55 Songs and Choruses for Community Singing".

General Information

Title: O God, of all the Maker
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Aurelia
Lyricist: Simon N. Pattencreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. O God, of all the Maker,
 Thy gift as seer display,
 Reveal to us the glory
 Of They longpromised day.
 Is not the time approaching,
 By prophets long foretold,
 When all shal dwell together
 One Shepherd and one fold?

2. May all that now divides us
 Resolve and pass afar
 Like shadows flee with darkness
 Before the morning star.
 May faith in man grow stronger,
 May strife and discord cease,
 The scar of war effacing
 Thro' harmony and peace.

3. Tomorrow, O, tomorrow
 What hope we have in thee
 To gain the crowning beauty
 Of what is yet to be.
 When all the world about us
 Shall evermore improve,
 When high and low combining
 As brothers onward move.

4. Tomorrow, O, tomorrow
 Replete with wholesome joy,
 No more shall pain and sorrow
 Humanity annoy.
 In sweet anticipation
 We bear the hard delay
 To share with all creation

Thy long, longpromised day.