Lyra Davidica (John Walsh)

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Title: Lyra Davidica

Full title: Lyra Davidica: or, A collection of divine songs and hymns, partly new composed, partly translated from the high-German, and Latin hymns: and set to easy and pleasant tunes, for more general use

Editor – Compiler: John Walsh

Publication date and place: 1708 in London: Printed for John Walsh, John Hare, and P. Randall; 79 pp.
Description: Thirty-four hymns and 25 tunes, many first published in English here, but also many from German chorales or old Latin hymns. Unlikely that any were composed by the publishers; most were probably adapted from other publications. One work is ascribed to one of the engravers, Francis Hoffman.

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List of works

  • 1. Awake my soul, and with the sun, 1708 – Hymn 1
All praise to Thee, my God, this night (Hymn 2)
Lord, now my sleep doth me forsake (Hymn 3)
O sacred peace, where art thou fled (Hymn 14)
Temptations, Lord, beset me round (Hymn 23)
Thy servants, Lord, did not of old (Hymn 24)
How sweet the angel trumpets sound (Hymn 5)
  • 3. Jesus Christ is risen today, 1708 – Hymn 6
Christ our Lord is risen today (Hymn 7)
  • 4. Jesus my memory’s sweet employ – Hymn 8
  • 5. O all ye works of God the Lord, 1708 – Hymn 9
  • 6. Our good and universal Parent, 1708 – Hymn 10
  • 7. Can I cease, my God, from singing (Johann Schop) , 1641 – Hymn 11
  • 8. Sacred flames of love divine, 1708 – Hymn 12
  • 9. Hail my soul’s true comforter, hail my Iesu – Hymn 13
  • 10. How long, sweet Lord, with Thou be chiding, 1708 – Hymn 15
How long, vain main, dost thou so eager fly (Hymn 28)
Gloria Patri (Hymn 30)

Works at CPDL

Title Composer No. Arranger Lyricist Subgenre First Line Year Vo. Voices
Jesus Christ is risen today Anonymous 3 Anonymous Hymns 1708 2 SB,TB