O love divine, how sweet thou art (John Fawcett)

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  • CPDL #23688:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-06-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: three subsequent verses have been added editorially. The tenor E and F on beat 2 of bar 17 are printed as small semiquaver grace notes in the source, but have been written out fully in the present edition.
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General Information

Title: O love divine, how sweet thou art
Composer: John Fawcett
Tune: Redeeming Love
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1811 in A New Set of Sacred Music, p. 23

Description: Setting of verses by Charles Wesley to a tune 'Redeeming Love', by John Fawcett. Hymn Tune Index tune number 16898.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O love divine, how sweet thou art.