Eternal wisdom, thee we praise (Borden) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2012-08-01)  CPDL #26878:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-08-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with both the Tenor and Alto parts printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is underlaid in the source: four subsequent verses have been added editorially.

General Information

Title: Eternal wisdom, thee we praise
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Borden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1809 in A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 2
Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 12782. Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, entitled A Song To Creating Wisdom, Part 1. The same text was previously set by Clark to a different tune, Battel, in his earlier book A Third Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [1807].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Eternal wisdom, thee we praise.