My former hopes are fled (Thomas Clark)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-06-04). Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially.
Title: My former hopes are fled
Composer: Thomas Clark
Lyricist: William Cowper
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1836 in The Congregational Harmonist, Book 4, No. 27, London, as tune 634 on p. 478
Description: This setting is attributed 'T. Clark' in The Congregational Harmonist, where it is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that book to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published). Words by William Cowper, 1779, Hymn 8 of Book 3, entitled The Shining Light. Clark has amended the first line of Cowper's hymn from "My former hopes are dead."
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at My former hopes are dead.