O that I knew the secret place (Harborough) (Thomas Clark)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-12-20). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 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: the subsequent verses given in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors have here been added editorially. These omit Isaac Watts' original verse 3, beginning 'I'd say, "How flesh and sense rebel"'. The last note is printed in the source as a semibreve in all parts, followed directly by a repeat mark: the first time bar has here been added editorially to accommodate the repeat back to part-way through bar 8.
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Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 12493.
The same text was subsequently set by Clark to two other tunes: Orford, in his collection A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1809], and Hillington in An Eleventh Set of Hymn Tunes, London: [c1820].
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at O that I knew the secret place.