O Thou from whom all goodness flows (Thomas Haweis)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-10)   CPDL #52582:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Accompaniment omitted. All five stanzas from 1791 included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #10861:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-01-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: from Carmina Christo - This was the forerunner of the hymn tune "Richmond"

General Information

Title: O Thou from whom all goodness flows
Composer: Thomas Haweis
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: Violoncello

First published: 1791 in Carmina Christo, or Hymns to the Savior, no. 4, p. 6

Description: This tune, originally titled Hymn 4 by Haweis, has had many names, including Aldwinkle, Calvary, Dying Thief, Haweis, Horsheath, Madeley, Mamre, Mount Calvary, Penitence, Remember Me, Richmond, and Salisbury. Words by an unknown author, first published with the music in 1791. With a symphony between verses from Benjamin Jacob's National Psalmody.

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Original text and translations

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O thou, from whom all goodness flows,
I lift my heart to thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
Dear Lord, remember me.

When groaning on my burden’d heart
My sins lie heavily,
My pardon speak, new peace impart
In Love remember me.

Temptations sore obstruct my way,
And ills I cannot flee:
O give me strength Lord as my day
For good remember me.

If, on my face, for thy dear name
Shame and reproaches be,
All hail reproach and welcome shame
If thou remember me.

The hour is near, consign’d to death,
I own the just decree,
Saviour, with my last parting breath,
I’ll cry remember me.