Thou, who dost build for us on high (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-03)  CPDL #52505:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-03).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Thou, who dost build for us on high
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Isaac Williams

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB

Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 64

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 164, p. 97

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Original text and translations

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1  Thou, who dost build for us on high
A house beyond the shining sky:
Draw us to Thee above
With cords of love.

2  Thou source of good, most gracious Lord;
Thyself shall be our great reward:
We wake from life's brief night
To endless light.

3  Then shall we see Thee as Thou art,
With open face and joyful heart,
And love Thee and adore
Thee evermore.

4  If Thou dost love us, leave us not;
But send down from that pure calm spot
The Holy Ghost to prove
Thy fostering love.

5  Thou, who shalt come our Judge to be,
Jesu, all glory be to Thee:
Save us, we humbly pray,
In that great day. Amen.