Victors (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • Oval notes, as in 1791 – NewScore.gif Posted on 2020-09-14(Posted 2020-09-14)  CPDL #60572:          Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-09-14).   Edition notes: Lyrics as adapted by Holyoke in 1791.

General Information

Title: Victors
First Line: Sing the triumphs of your conquering
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: James Relly

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem   Meter: 97. 97

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana

Description: Words by James Relly, 1776, from Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 94, entitled Solemn Praise, with six stanzas. Holyoke used the first four lines of stanzas 1, 3, and 4, ending with the chorus (last two lines of each of Relly's stanzas). Holyoke also adapted Relly's meter, 87. 87. to 97. 97.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Relly 1776, Hymn 94

1. Sing the triumphs of your conquering
Head, and crucified King;
His achievements, when he vanquished
All our enemies, we'll sing:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.

2. Long he struggled with confused
Noise, and garments rolled in blood,
'Till destroying sin, and Hell, and
Death, he rescued man to God :
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.

3. Most triumphant, greatly glorious,
He from death and Hell arose;
In him all his church, victorious,
Triumphed o'er her dreadful foes:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.

4. High ascending 'midst angelic
Songs, and sounds of trumpets loud,
In eternal triumph leading
All the captives of his blood:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.

5. Far above the highest heaven
Thus he gloriously ascends,
Where the honor's to him given,
Every thought of man transcends:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.

6. There, exalted, live and reign, while
We admire thy wounds and blood,
'Till we see thee come again, in
All the pomp and power of God:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.

 

Holyoke 1791

Sing the triumphs of your conquering head,
And crucified King;
His achievements, when he vanquished
All our enemies, we'll sing:










Most triumphant, great and glorious,
He from death and Hell arose;
In him all his church victorious,
Triumphed o'er her dreadful foes:



High ascending 'midst angelic
Songs, and sounds of trumpets loud,
In eternal triumph leading
All the captives of his blood:







Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Lord, be thine.