Wesley (William Moore)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-27). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1810 and 1825. Transcribed from Moore's Columbian Harmony, 1825. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
First published: 1810 in Wyeth's Repository, 1810
Description: This tune was arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony with different words (Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone ) and for three parts; Walker added a fourth part in 1867. Walker's three-part arrangement was reprinted in The Sacred Harp, p. 53, from 1844 to the present; Walker's Alto part was included in the 1911 edition and following. Words by Isaac Watts, from Horae Lyricae, 1706, poem entitled Longing for His Return, with five stanzas. Moore used the fifth stanza in his composition. Odd that a tune called Wesley was originally written for words by neither Charles nor John Wesley.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at O twas a mournful parting day.