O paradise, O paradise (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-28)  CPDL #52442:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: O paradise, O paradise
Tune: Paradise
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Frederick William Faber

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) with refrain

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 133, p. 78

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Original text and translations

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1  O Paradise, O Paradise,
Who doth not crave for rest?
Who would not seek the happy land
Where they that loved are blest:

Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture, through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

2  O Paradise, O Paradise,
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold? [Refrain]

3  O Paradise, O Paradise,
We long to sin no more;
We long to be as pure on earth
As on thy spotless shore: [Refrain]

4  O Paradise, O Paradise,
We shall not wait for long;
E'en now the loving ear may catch
Faint fragments of thy song: [Refrain]

5  Lord Jesus, King of Paradise,
O keep us in thy love,
And guide us to that happy land
Of perfect rest above: [Refrain]