Christian Warfare (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-28)   CPDL #53085:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-01-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1832-1835. All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Christian Warfare
First Line: Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your Captain
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Deodatus Dutton
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 75. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1830 in The Christian Lyre
  2nd published: 1832 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music
  3rd published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
  4th published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp
  5th published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp

Description: This Scottish traditional tune first was arranged by Deodatus Dutton in The Christian Lyre, 1830, for two parts, titled Wallace. It was also given a different arrangement for three parts by Joseph Funk as above. William Walker's 1835 arrangement for three parts, called Bruce's Address was included in The Sacred Harp, p. 152, from 1844 through 1911. It was also arranged by William Hauser in The Hesperian Harp, 1848. Words by an anonymous author, in Andrew Broaddus' Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, 1828, with four stanzas; this text is similar in its first line to Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader from the skies, the text given with this tune by Dutton in 1830, written by Jared Waterbury.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your Captain.