Restoration (William Walker)
- (Posted 2018-06-24) CPDL #50299:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-24). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. All six half-stanzas of Newton's hymn included.
Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, with three stanzas of eight lines each (87. 87. D.). Walker used half of one stanza of Newton's hymn.
The melody (Tenor) was originally written by James P. Carrell in his Songs of Zion, 1835, called Jewin Street, with words from Robert Robinson's hymn, Come, thou fount of every blessing. William Walker's version was re-arranged by T. B. Newton and S. W. Everett for the 1911 edition of The Sacred Harp, p. 312; they returned to the words of Robinson's hymn.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Mercy, O thou son of David.