Syena (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-30)   CPDL #48602:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. All six stanzas of Wesley's hymn included; the words altered slightly to fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-30)   CPDL #48601:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas of Wesley's hymn included; a few words altered to fit the music.

General Information

Title: Syena
First Line: O Jesus my hope
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 55 12. 55 12

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, p. 31

Description. Words by Charles Wesley, 1749, Hymns and Sacred Poems Volume 1, Hymn 38, with six stanzas; meter of these stanzas is varied, with most stanzas 55 12.55 12, but some 56 12, or 55 11, or 56 11.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O Jesus my hope.