O that I, first of love possessed (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2018-09-23)   CPDL #51359:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-09-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with the alto and tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: the three further verses given in A Collection of Hymns for the use of the people called Methodists have here been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: O that I, first of love possessed
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Cromer
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1837 in The Congregational Harmonist, Book 4, No. 29, London, as tune 674 on p. 506

Description: The setting is attributed 'T. Clark' in The Congregational Harmonist, where it is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that book to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O that I, first of love possessed.