Surety (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-13)   CPDL #37504:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. Eight more stanzas from Watts' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-13)   CPDL #37503:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-13).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Eight more stanzas of Watts' hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Surety
First Line: To this dear Surety's hand
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 66. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in Plain Psalmody, p. 16, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 150 of Book 1, in twelve stanzas. Holden used the seventh stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Join all the glorious names.