Come let us join to bless the Lord (Thomas Jarman)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-12-24). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 72 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: In the trio in bars 9-16 and the duet in bars 33-41, the top two parts are both printed on the treble staff in the source: the second treble part has here been split out onto the alto staff. The notes given here as semiquavers in bar 12 are printed in the source as small quaver grace notes in the sung treble parts, but are absent from the organ accompaniment: they have here been expanded editorially, and added to the organ part. The original time signature at bar 25 is retorted time, indicating a quicker tempo for bars 25-50 than for the preceding section.
Title: Come let us join to bless the Lord
Composer: Thomas Jarman
Tune: Dismission No. 1
Lyricist: Anonymous, possibly the composer
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: c1832-1834
Description: This short set-piece was published on pp125-127 of Thomas Jarman's The Voice of Melody, London: [c1832-1834], where it is attributed to 'T. JARMAN' and marked with an asterisk, used in that collection to denote pieces which were 'original' (i.e. not previously published).
The parts are identified at the start of the piece as Treble - Alto - Tenor - Bass - Organ: the alto and tenor parts are printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. The organ part is written out in full and the left-hand part is not figured.
Original text and translations
Come, let us join to bless the Lord,
That we have heard his holy word;
May we be moved from above,
To feel the Saviour's pard'ning love.
We then in joyful strains will raise
Our hearts and voices in his praise:
Redeeming grace our song shall be,
Both now and through eternity.