Come, Thou almighty King (Felice Giardini)

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  • (Posted 2010-04-19)  CPDL #21487:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Brigid Baker (submitted 2010-04-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 120 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Come Thou almighty King
Composer: Felice Giardini
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1917
Description: This stirring composition, called "Italian Hymn," was written by Felice Giardini (1716-1796), and with these words has become one of the most widely used hymns. The words, generally attributed to Charles Wesley, appeared in 1756. The hymn has been translated into several languages and is sung by many nations. The words are not found in published or manuscript works of Charles Wesley, and are considered to be by an anonymous author. See discussion at Come, Thou almighty King.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, Thou almighty King.