Hark! hark my soul (Harry Rowe Shelley)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-01)  CPDL #66971:   
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2021-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hark! hark my soul
Composer: Harry Rowe Shelley
Lyricist: Frederick Fabercreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1887

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Original text and translations

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1 Hark, hark, my soul! Angelic songs are swelling
O’er earth’s green fields and ocean’s wave-beat shore;
How sweet the truth those blessed strains are telling
Of that new life when sin shall be no more.

Angels of Jesus, Angels of light,
Singing to welcome the pilgrims of the night.

2 Onward we go, for still we hear them singing:
“Come, weary souls, for Jesus bids you come;”
And through the dark, its echoes sweetly ringing,
The music of the gospel leads us home. [Refrain]

3 Far, far away, like bells at evening pealing,
The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and sea,
And laden souls by thousands meekly stealing,
Kind Shepherd, turn their weary steps to Thee. [Refrain]

4 Angels, sing on, your faithful watches keeping;
Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above,
Till morning’s joy shall end the night of weeping,
And life’s long shadows break in cloudless love. [Refrain]