Solicitude (Alexander Johnson)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-27)   CPDL #43794:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All six stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-03-27)   CPDL #43793:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-03-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published. All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Solicitude
First Line: O how I have longed for the coming of God
Composer: Alexander Johnson
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1818 in Johnson's Tennessee Harmony.

Description: This is a folk hymn, probably adapted by Johnson from earlier folk sources (Music 2005). Words by an unknown author, before 1818. All six stanzas appear in Moore'sColumbian Harmony, 1825.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O how I have longed for the coming of God.