Now begin the heavenly theme (Burton) (Thomas Clark)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-09-29). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 57 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The order of staves in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the alto part printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of text is given in the source: three selected subsequent verses have here been added editorially. The soprano C on beat 3 of bar 2, and the soprano E and tenor C on beat 3 of bar 4, are all printed in the source as small grace notes.
First published: 1806 in A Second Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 25
Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 11411. The same text was set by Clark to two other tunes: 'Barham', in his collection A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1809], and 'Baltistan', in The Congregational Harmonist, London: [c1836].
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Now begin the heavenly theme.