Elden (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-15)  CPDL #57512:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four staffs (Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass) converted to two staffs (Soprano-Alto and Tenor-Bass), old Tenor becomes Soprano, Old Counter becomes Alto, Old Treble becomes Tenor, and Bass remains. All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.
  • (Posted 2020-03-15)  CPDL #57511:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes. One small edit, otherwise as written in 1791. All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.
  • (Posted 2020-03-15)  CPDL #57510:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Elden
First Line: O God of mercy, hear my call
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 5, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.