Far be sorrow, tears, and sighing (Edward Vine Hall)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-10-25). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 177 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Far be sorrow, tears, and sighing
Composer: Edward Vine Hall
Lyricist: John Mason Neale
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with Soprano solo.
Genre: Sacred, Anthem for Easter
First published: 1899 Novello's Octavo Anthems no.625
Original text and translations
1 Far be sorrow, tears and sighing!
Waves are calming, storms are dying,
Moses hath o’erpassed the sea,
Israel’s captive hosts are free;
Life by death slew death and saved us,
In His blood the Lamb hath saved us,
Clothing us with victory.
2 Jesus Christ from death has risen,
Lo! His Godhead bursts the prison,
While His Manhood passes free,
Vanquishing our misery.
Rise we free from condemnation;
Through our God’s humiliation,
Ours is now the victory.
3 Vain the foe’s despair and madness!
See the dayspring of our gladness!
Slaves no more of Satan we;
Children, by the Son set free;
Rise, for life with death has striven,
All the snares of hell are riven,
Rise and claim the victory.