Addison (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-17)   CPDL #36814:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. The other nine stanzas of Addison's hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-09-17)   CPDL #36813:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other nine stanzas of Addison's hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Addison
First Line: Thy mercy sweetens every soil
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Joseph Addison

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 59

Description: Adapted from a hymn by Joseph Addison, 1712, with ten stanzas. Holden used the third stanza of Addison's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How are Thy servants blest, O Lord.