Like sheep we went astray (Netherfield) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-24)   CPDL #36239:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-07-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 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.
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General Information

Title: Like sheep we went astray
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Netherfield
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1837 in The Congregational Harmonist, Book 4, No. 31, London, as tune 741 on p. 556.

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).

The same text was previously set by Thomas Clark to a different tune, 'Detling', in his collection A Ninth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1818].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Like sheep we went astray.