O Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown - string quartet, flutes

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  • O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown

    The music to O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown was written by Hans Leo Hassler and adapted by J.S. Bach. It is a favorite hymn of many because of its beautifully flowing lines and wonderful counterpoint, as well as its message about the sacrifice of the Savior. For those unfamiliar with the text, it refers to the crown of thorns worn by the Savior at His crucifixion, and His sacrifice for mankind. (see "Lyrics" tab)

    This arrangement by Cathy Neff is for string quartet and 3 flutes, but it can easily be adapted to strings only, or for use with other solo instruments. If you would like a different instrumentation, please contact us, and Cathy will provide parts for you at no additional cost.

    Includes:

    • Sheet music: score for string quartet and 3 flutes (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for violin I (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for violin II (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for viola (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for cello (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for flute I (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for flute II (PDF download in .zip file)
    • Sheet music: part for flute III (PDF download in .zip file)
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    • Optional: Print licenses for more copies (see above)
  • Lyrics

    (Instrumental. Text given as reference only)

    Text: Karen Lynn Davidson, ©1985 IRI
    Music: Hans Leo Hassler; adapted by J.S. Bach; arranged by Cathy Neff

    O Savior, thou who wearest a crown of piercing thorn,
    The pain thou meekly bearest, weigh'd down by grief and scorn.
    The soldiers mock and flail thee; for drink they give thee gall;
    Upon the cross they nail thee to die, O King of all.

    No creature is so lowly, no sinner so depraved,
    But feels thy presence holy, and thru thy love is saved.
    Tho craven friends betray thee, they feel thy love's embrace;
    The very foes who slay thee have access to thy grace.

    Thy sacrifice transcended the mortal law's demand;
    Thy mercy is extended to ev'ry time and land.
    No more can Satan harm us, tho long the fight may be,
    Nor fear of death alarm us; we live, O Lord, thru thee.

    What praises can we offer to thank thee, Lord most high?
    In our place thou didst suffer; in our place thou didst die,
    By heaven's plan appointed, to ransom us, our King.
    O Jesus, the anointed, to thee our love we bring!

    Music arrangement: ©2015 Honor White Stone® Press

 


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