Arise shine O Zion (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-15). Score information: Letter, 22 pages, 461 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.
Title: Arise shine O Zion
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with Treble, Countertenor, Tenor and Bass solos
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 8
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Treble, Contra Tenor, Tenor and Bass Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Isaiah 40 and 41
Original text and translations
Arise, shine O Zion;
for thy light is come;
and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
Behold, the darkness shall cover the Earth,
and gross darkness the people:
but the Lord shall arise upon thee,
and his glory shall be seen upon thee,
The Gentiles shall come to thy Light,
and Kings to the brightness of thy rising.
The Sun shall be no more thy light by day;
neither for brightness shall the Moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light,
and thy God thy glory.
I will greatly rejoyce in the Lord,
my Soul shall be joyfull in my God;
I will greatly rejoyce, be joyfull in my God.
For he hath clothed me with the garments of Salvation,
he hath cover'd me with the Robe of Righteousness.