Sheet Music from May. 1, 1865

Lincoln, in memorium

  • Full Title

    Lincoln, in memorium

  • Description

    Chorus for four mixed voices and piano accompaniment. Lyrics dedicated to "Col. Theo. S. Chase. Qr. M. Genl. of Mo. [Quartermaster General of Missouri]." The work opens with a short introduction in the style of a funeral march, followed by a two verses and a refrain. The verse is sung in unison or by a soloist and the refrain is in four vocal parts.

  • Transcription

    Verse
    Rest chieftain rest, now Columbia is free,
    Rest for thy labors are o'er...;
    Rest in the silence freemen hath made thee,
    Rest on thy own native shore... .
    Rest as thy glory floats over the sea,
    Rest for thy work is well done;
    Rest where archangels wait to receive thee,
    Rest on the soil that thou hast won.

    Chorus
    Breathe a sad requiem ye millions now free,
    Saviour of Freedom is waiting for thee.
    Breathe a sad requiem ye millions now free,
    Saviour of Freedom is waiting for thee.

    Verse
    Rest noble chieftain, our nation is free,
    Rest on Columbia's proud shore.,
    Rest while freemen will ever deplore thee
    Rest with the brave, now no more...
    Rest chieftain rest, soon heaven will wake thee,
    Rest where our banner shall wave
    Rest where in grace thy shadow reveals thee,
    Rest in the land of the brave. [Chorus]

  • Source

    Library of Congress Classification M1640.W

  • Rights

    Public Domain. Suggested credit line: Civil War Sheet Music Collection, Library of Congress, Music Division.

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  • Cite this Item

    Woolcott, Francis (composer); Fox, Wm. P. (lyricist). "Lincoln, in memorium". Cincinnati: John Church, Jr., 1865. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed November 22, 2017. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1025