Sing O heavens (Arthur Sullivan)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-04). Score information: A4, 15 pages, 365 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 7/4/21.
First published: 1869
Original text and translations
Sing, O heav'ns; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted.
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth.
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.
For His salvation is nigh them that fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall flourish out of the earth, And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
[Sing, O heav'ns; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted.]
Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre!