Why do we mourn departing friends? (Thomas Clark)

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  • CPDL #23635:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-06-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of staves in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the alto part notated in the treble clef an octave above the sounding pitch. The first verse only of the text is given in the source: a selection of subsequent verses have been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: Why do we mourn departing friends?
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Malton
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1805 in A Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, pages 6-7.

Description: Setting of verses by Isaac Watts to a tune 'Malton', by Thomas Clark. Hymn Tune Index tune number 10901.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Why do we mourn departing friends.