Hymn to St. Augustine (Benjamin Carr)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-18)  CPDL #66246:        
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-18).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Carr's Sacred Harmony, 1803

General Information

Title: Hymn to St. Augustine
First Line: Magne Pater Augustine
First Line: Great Jehovah, God of glory
Composer: Benjamin Carr
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 1v   Voicings: S or T
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1803 in Sacred Harmony
Description: Words Magne Pater Augustine, from the 12th Century, with five stanzas. Carr used stanzas 1, 2, and 5 in his composition, and wrote English words "adapted" to the music, apparently not a translation. Carr has "nos unire" for the fourth line of the first stanza.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magne Pater Augustine.

English.png English text

1. Great Jehovah, God of glory,
Lord of Lords, almighty King,
Angels vel their faces 'fore thee,
Worlds on worlds thy praises sing
While cherub hosts around thee stand
And join the song, a heavenly band.

2. Loud through the skies thy thunders roll,
Lightnings swift speed they orders bear
Thy will made known form pole to pole.
Through space immense, through thankless sin,
Heaven and earth obey thy nod,
Display thy power, proclaim thee God.

3. Great is thy matchless power divine,
Omnipresent heavenly King,
Mortals would fain with angels join
To adore thy name, hosannas ring.
Hosannas to thy name we raise,
Mighty Lord, accept our praise.

Benjamin Carr, 1803