Olney (Alexander Johnson)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-06)   CPDL #45763:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All three stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-08-06)   CPDL #45762:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-08-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published in 1818. All three stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Olney
First Line: Come, thou fount of every blessing
Composer: Alexander Johnson
Lyricist: Robert Robinson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1818 in Johnson's Tennessee Harmony

Description: Counter part by William Boyd, 1818. Words by Robert Robinson, 1759; third stanza by Martin Madan, 1760. This is on page 135 of The Sacred Harp, 1844 to the present.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, thou fount of every blessing.