Elden (Samuel Holyoke)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four staffs (Treble-Counter-Tenor-Bass) converted to two staffs (Soprano-Alto and Tenor-Bass), old Tenor becomes Soprano, Old Counter becomes Alto, Old Treble becomes Tenor, and Bass remains. All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes. One small edit, otherwise as written in 1791. All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-03-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Elden
First Line: O God of mercy, hear my call
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 5, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.