Restoration (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-24)   CPDL #50299:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. All six half-stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Restoration
First Line: Mercy, O thou Son of David
Composer: James P. Carrell
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. D (Newton), Meter: 87. 87 (Walker)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, 1835, p. 5, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; William Walker wrote an Alto part in his Christian Harmony, 1867.

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, with three stanzas of eight lines each (87. 87. D.). Walker used half of one stanza of Newton's hymn.

The melody (Tenor) was originally written by James P. Carrell in his Songs of Zion, 1835, called Jewin Street, with words from Robert Robinson's hymn, Come, thou fount of every blessing. William Walker's version was re-arranged by T. B. Newton and S. W. Everett for the 1911 edition of The Sacred Harp, p. 312; they returned to the words of Robinson's hymn.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Mercy, O thou son of David.