Musical Captive (Abraham Wood)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-11). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 67 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
First published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmony, p. 9
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, six lines from a long poem entitled The Happy Man. The meter is irregular, so other lines from this poem don't fit the music.
Original text and translations
Music, descending on a silent cloud,
Tuned all her strings with endless art;
By slow degrees from soft to loud;
Changing, she rose:
The harp and lute harmonious join,
the hero to salute,
And make a captive of his heart.