Desire of Nations (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-21)   CPDL #36526:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Oval note edition. Three more pairs of stanzas from Watts' poem added below, selected if they fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-08-21)   CPDL #36525:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-08-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 88 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas added below, selected because they fit the music.

General Information

Title: Desire of Nations
First Line: Ye heavenly gates, loose all your chains
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) (Watts), Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.) (Holden)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, pp. 58-59, for three parts: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Lyric Poems, entitled Come, Lord, Jesus, with twelve stanzas. Holden used stanzas three and four in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, Lord Jesus (Isaac Watts).