Heavenly Theme (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-22)   CPDL #36575:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. The other eight stanzas of Watts' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-08-22)   CPDL #36574:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other eight stanzas of Watts' hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Heavenly Theme
First Line: Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 3.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 69 of Book 2, with nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme.