For ever here my rest shall be (Guildford) (Thomas Clark)

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  • CPDL #26621:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-06-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially. The order of parts in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the alto part printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. The following notes are printed as small grace notes in the source, and have been written out in full editorially: bar 4, beat 1, soprano B; bar 7, beat 1, soprano A and alto F; bar 15, beat 1, soprano A and alto F.
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General Information

Title: For ever here my rest shall be (Guildford)
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Guildford
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1806 in A Second Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 2

Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 11420. The same text was later set to a different tune by Clark, Elstow, in his book Clark's Sixth Set of Hymn Tunes, London: [c1811].

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Original text and translations

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For ever here my rest shall be,
Close to thy bleeding side;
This all my hope and all my plea:
For me the Saviour died.

My dying Saviour and my God,
Fountain for guilt and sin,
Sprinkle me ever with thy blood,
And cleanse, and keep me clean.

Wash me, and make me thus thine own;
Wash me, and mine thou art;
Wash me, but not my feet alone,
My hands, my head, my heart.

Th'atonement of thy blood apply,
Till faith to sight improve;
Till hope in full fruition die,
And all my soul be love.