Invitation (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-08)   CPDL #43026:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. Two more stanzas included from Hart's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-02-07)   CPDL #43025:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-07).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in shapenote (4-shape) format, as originally published. Two more stanzas included from Hart's hymn.

General Information

Title: Invitation
First Line: Come ye sinners, poor and needy
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 4.

Description: Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ, with seven stanzas. Carrell has modified the first line to Come ye sinners, poor and needy from Hart's Come ye sinners, poor and wretched. Carrell's stanzas 2, 3, 4, and 5 are Hart's stanzas 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched.