Promise (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-20)   CPDL #34828:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-03-20)   CPDL #34830:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Promise
First Line: Lo, I am with you, saith the Lord
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, 1803, p. 31.

Description: Words by Philip Doddridge, 1755, the last two stanzas (five and six) of his Hymn 17, Now let our mourning hearts revive.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

5. "Lo, I am with you, saith the Lord,
   "My church shall safe abide.
   For I will ne'er forsake my own,
   Whose souls in Me confide."

6. Through every scene of life and death,
   This* promise is our trust:
   And this shall be our children's song,
   When we are cold** in dust.

(*. Holden has His. **. Holden has laid.)