O love divine, how sweet thou art (James Leach)

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  • CPDL #25843:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-04-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially. The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O love divine, how sweet thou art
Composer: James Leach
Tune: St. John
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1795 in A Second Sett of Hymns and Psalm Tunes, p. 10

Description: Setting by James Leach of a text by Charles Wesley. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6804. For a later harmonisation of this tune, with a different text, see O could I speak the matchless worth (James Leach).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O love divine, how sweet thou art.