The Old Church Tower (George Brace Loomis)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 273 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Old Church Tower
Composer: George Brace Loomis
Lyricist: D. T. Aldrichcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1867 Mason Brothers

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

In the old church tower hangs the bell,
And above it, on the vane,
In the sunshine and the rain,
Cut in gold, Saint Peter stands,
With the keys in his two hands,
And all is well.

From the old church tower rings the bell,
Ringing grave and ringing gay,
Ringing night and ringing day,
Ringing tidings unto all,
As it evermore doth say,
That all is well.

(this version of poem in the musical setting is truncated from other published versions.)