Invitation (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-23)   CPDL #50287:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
First Line: Come, ye sinners, poor and needy
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Edition notes: Transcribed from Walker's Christian Harmony, 1867. Note shapes added (four-shape); published in 1867 in seven-shape format. Extensively revised by Walker from 1835 version. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. All six stanzas of Hart's hymn included. Walker's footnote to line 1 of stanza 1:
"William, when you publish your now book, put the words the old way, — 'Poor and needy.'" (Dying request of my dear mother.)
  • (Posted 2018-06-23)   CPDL #50286:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
First Line: Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Edition notes: Transcribed from Southern Harmony, 1835. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. All six stanzas of Hart's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Invitation
Composer: William Walker
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 2, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Extensively revised by Walker in his Christian Harmony, 1867, p. 273, adding a new Alto part

Description: Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched.