The Converted Thief (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-27)   CPDL #50689:        
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1826 and 1835. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Stennett's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Converted Thief
First Line: As on the cross the Savior hung
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 9

Description: This tune was Written by William Moore in 1826. This arrangement by William Walker was included in The Sacred Harp, p. 44 from 1844 to the present. Walker wrote an Alto part in 1867, which was included in The Sacred Harp in the 1911 edition and afterwards.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at As on the cross the Savior hung.