Randolph (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-22)   CPDL #46924:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included from Steele's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-22)   CPDL #46923:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1806. Three more pairs of stanzas included from Steele's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-22)   CPDL #46922:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included from Steele's hymn.

General Information

Title: Randolph
First Line: Thou refuge of my weary soul
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Anne Steele

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1806 in The Village Compilation, p. 94, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, entitled God the only refuge of a troubled mind, with eight stanzas. Belknap used the first and third stanzas in his composition. Belknap modified the first line of the first stanza to read "Thou refuge of my weary soul."

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Original text and translations

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1. Dear refuge of my weary soul,
On thee, when sorrows rise;
On thee, when waves of trouble roll,
My fainting hope relies.

2. While hope revives, though pressed with fears,
And I can say, my God,
Beneath thy feet I spread my cares,
And pour my woes abroad.

3. To thee I tell each rising grief,
For thou alone canst heal;
Thy word can bring a sweet relief
For every pain I feel.

 

4. But O! when gloomy doubts prevail,
I fear to call thee mine;
The springs of comfort seem to fail,
And all my hopes decline.

5. Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee?
Thou art my only trust,
And still my soul would cleave to thee,
Though prostrate in the dust.

6. Hast thou not bid me seek thy face?
And shall I seek in vain?
And can the ear of sovereign grace
Be deaf when I complain?

 

7. No, still the ear of sovereign grace
Attends the mourner's prayer;
O may I ever find access,
To breathe my sorrows there.

8. Thy mercy-seat is open still;
Here let my soul retreat,
With humble hope attend thy will,
And wait beneath thy feet.