Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness (Myles Birket Foster)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-06-07). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 254 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness
Composer: Myles Birket Foster
Source of text: Isaiah 51:6-7 & 25:9; I Cor. 15:54-55 & 57
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with Tenor (or Treble) solo.
Genre: Sacred, Anthem for Easter
First published: 1895 The Musical Times, no.625
Original text and translations
Is.51:7a Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness;
Is.51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke,
and the earth shall wax old like a garment,...but my salvation shall be for ever.
Is.25:9b Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
I Cor.15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
I Cor.15:54b Death is swallowed up in victory.
I Cor.15:57 Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.