Compassion (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-21)   CPDL #36205:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Oval note edition. The other two stanzas of Beddome's hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-21)   CPDL #36204:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version. Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2015. Note shapes added (4-shape). The other two stanzas from Beddome's hymn added below.
  • (Posted 2015-07-21)   CPDL #36203:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1800. The other two stanzas from Beddome's hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-21)   CPDL #36202:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1800. The other two stanzas of Beddome's hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Compassion
First Line: Did Christ for sinners weep
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Benjamin Beddome

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 23, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Benjamin Beddome, 1779, in three stanzas. Holden altered the first line of Beddome's hymn from "Did Christ o'er sinners weep" to "Did Christ for sinners weep."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Did Christ o'er sinners weep.