In awful pause (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-12).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 437 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: In awful pause
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Alexander Pope
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: AATBB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 1789 Warren's twenty-sixth collection

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Original text and translations

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In awful pause, while Heaven's revenge is slow,
Jove but prepares to strike a fiercer blow.
That day shall come, that great avenging day,
When Troy's proud glories in the dust shall lay;
When Priam's pow'rs and Priam's self shall fall,
And one prodigious ruin swallow all.
I see the god, already, from the pole
Bare his red arm and bid the thunder roll;
I see th'Eternal all his fury shed,
And shake his aegis on their guilty head.