Mercy and truth are met together (Arthur Sullivan)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-28). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 139 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 5/4/21.
- Editor: Paul Howarth (submitted 2002-04-07). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 212 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive.
First published: 1874 Novello
Description: Arrangement of Cherubic Hymn by Dmitri Bortniansky. This is largely an SATB anthem, with an SSA interlude from bars 43-49, and basses in octaves from bar 59 to the end. Since the keyboard part is merely a reduction of the voice parts, it could be sung a cappella, although it is likely that Sullivan intended an organ accompaniment.
Original text and translations
Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall flourish out of the earth:
Righteousness shall go before Him: and He shall direct his going in the way.