Loud he sang the Psalm of David (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-05)  CPDL #76057:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-05).   Score information: Letter, 32 pages, 1.39 MB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Loud he sang the Psalm of David
Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Lyricist: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1904 Breitkopf & Härtel
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Original text and translations

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Loud he sang the Psalm of David!
He, a Negro and enslaved,
Sang of Israel’s victory,
Sang of Zion, bright and free.

In that hour, when night is calmest,
Sang he from the Hebrew Psalmist,
In a voice so sweet and clear
That I could not choose but hear,

And the voice of his devotion
Filled my soul with strange emotion;
For its tones by turns were glad,
Sweetly solemn, wildly sad.

Paul and Silas, in their prison,
Sang of Christ, the Lord arisen.
And an earthquake’s arm of might
Broke their dungeon-gates at night.

But, alas! what holy angel
Brings the Slave this glad evangel?
And what earthquake’s arm of might
Breaks his dungeon-gates at night?