Cowper (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-23). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1803. The other four stanzas from Cowper's hymn added below.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-23). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 138 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other four stanzas of Cowper's hymn added.
First Line: Forgive the song that falls so low
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: William Cowper
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, 1803, p. 33
2nd published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 1, no. 0
3rd published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2, no. 89
Description: Words by William Cowper, 1779, his Hymn 81, in five stanzas. Holden used the last stanza of Cowper's hymn in his composition.
Original text and translations
Almighty King! whose wondrous hand,
My streams of outward comfort came
Forgive the song that falls so low
Grace and Providence by William Cowper