The Christian's Hope (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-23)   CPDL #50278:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. All six stanzas included, from The Dover Selection. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Christian's Hope
First Line: A few more days on earth to spend
Composer: William Walker
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 86. 88. 86

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 71, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; Alto written by William Walker in his Christian Harmony, 1867

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, No. 167). Words by an anonymous author, before 1822; words used from Broaddus, The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, 1831, Walker's specified source, with six stanzas. The Sacred Harp, p. 134, 1844 to the present.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at A few more days on earth to spend.