Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Anthem for SATB choir with piano accompaniment, or with full symphony orchestra accompaniment. Text by John Newton, music by J. Bruce Ashton, incorporating Joseph Haydn’s melody “Austria.”
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion city of our God
He whose word cannot be broken
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love!
Well supply thy sons and daughters
And all fear of want remove.
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace which like the Lord the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.
Round each habitation hov’ring
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a cov’ring,
Showing that the Lord is near.
Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer’s blood;
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.
Savior, if of Zion’s city
I, through grace, a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting pleasure
None but Zion’s children know.
–by John Newton
Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken (midi)
Choral parts, each $3.00
Please order at least 8 copies
Full orchestra accompaniment available
Score and parts $50.00
(piccolo/flute; flute 1, 2; oboe 1, 2; clarinet in Bb 1, 2; bassoon 1, 2; horn in F 1, 2, 3, 4; trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3; trombone 1, 2; bass trombone/tuba; timpani; triangle/cymbal; snare drum; violin 1; violin 2; viola; cello; bass)