Newark (Daniel Read)

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  • CPDL #32953:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32954:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Newark
First Line: Now begin the heavenly theme
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book.

Description: Words credited by Read to "Mr. G. W.," apparently a reference to George Whitefield. But the words do not appear in Whitefield's "Collection of Hymns for Social Worship," 1763.

External websites: http://www.hymnary.org/text/now_begins_the_heavenly_theme

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now begin the heavenly theme.