Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (Charles Villiers Stanford)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-06)  CPDL #45297:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-06).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 182 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2016-01-23)  CPDL #38302:     
Editor: David Cameron (submitted 2016-01-23).   Score information: Letter, 23 pages, 634 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Stanford's original choral parts and organ accompaniment, with parts for two trumpets and timpani added by David Cameron. Parts are attached to the score, including two timpani parts: the preferred one for three drums, and a reduced one for two drums. Arranger's note included.
  • (Posted 2009-03-02)  CPDL #18979:   
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2009-03-02).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 302 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: correction 2009-03-06: ties added in organ RH bars 81-2.
  • (Posted 2004-01-05)  CPDL #06376:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Andrew Crookall (submitted 2004-01-05).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sibelius file retrieved through Music

General Information

Title: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Lyricist: Robert Campbell ( translated from St Fulbert of Chartres hymn Chorus novae Jerusalem); in Hymns and Anthems (1850); modified by the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with minor divisi.
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
Your sweetest notes employ,
The Paschal victory to hymn
In strains of holy joy.

For Judah's Lion bursts His chains,
Crushing the serpent's head;
And cries aloud through death’s domains
To wake th'imprison'd dead.

Devouring depths of hell
Their prey at His command restore;
His ransom'd hosts pursue their way
Where Jesus goes before.

Triumphant in His glory now<
To Him all power is given;
To Him in one communion bow
All saints in earth and heaven.

While we, His soldiers, praise our King,
His mercy we implore,
Within His palace bright to bring
And keep us evermore.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.

Alleluia! Amen.