What are these that are arrayed in white robes? (John Stainer)

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  • (Posted 2010-11-13)  CPDL #22613:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-11-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Novello edition; notes values halved. Revised files uploaded 05/08/20.
  • (Posted 2005-10-10)  CPDL #10499:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2005-10-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 133 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: What are these arrayed in white robes?
Composer: John Stainer
Source of text: Revelation 7:13-17

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1877 Novello's Octavo Anthems no.57
    2nd published: 1905 in The Anthem Book, no. 144
    3rd published: 1917 in Standard Anthems Vol 1, p. 142

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Original text and translations

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What are these that are arrayed in white robes?
and whence come they?
These are they which come out of great tribulation,
and have washed their robes,
and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Therefore are they before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in His temple:
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them
unto living fountains of waters:
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.