Reviving Hope (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-18)   CPDL #36160:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other four stanzas of Steele's hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-18)   CPDL #36159:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other four stanzas from Steele's hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Reviving Hope
First Line: The Savior calls, let every ear
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Anne Steele

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 44

Description: Words by Anne Steele, 1760, entitled The Savior's Invitation, in five stanzas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. The Savior calls, let every ear
Attend the heavenly sound;
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear,
Hope smiles reviving round.

2. For every thirsty, longing heart,
Here streams of bounty flow,
And life, and health, and bliss impart.
To banish mortal woe.

3. Here, springs of sacred pleasure rise,
To ease your every pain,
(Immortal fountain! full supplies!)
Nor shall you thirst in vain.

4. Ye sinners, come, 'tis mercy's voice,
The gracious call obey;
Mercy invites to heavenly joys —
And can you yet delay ?

5. Dear Savior, draw reluctant hearts,
To Thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss Thy love imparts,
And drink and never die.

The Savior's Invitation by Anne Steele, based on John 7:37