Danville (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-30)   CPDL #37011:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Edited slightly to equalize phrases. The other five stanzas of Williams' hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-09-30)   CPDL #37010:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added. Slightly edited to equalize phrases. The other five stanzas of Williams' hymn added below, renumbered.

General Information

Title: Danville
First Line: When gladness wings my favored hour
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Helen Williams

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, 1803, p. 64

Description: Words by Helen M. Williams, 1786, in six stanzas. Holden used the fifth stanza of Williams' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

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1. While Thee I seek, protecting Power,
Be my vain wishes stilled;
And may this consecrated hour
With better hopes be filled.

2. Thy love the powers of thought bestowed,
To Thee my thoughts would soar:
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed;
That mercy I adore.

 

3. In each event of life, how clear
Thy ruling hand I see;
Each blessing to my soul more dear,
Because conferred by Thee.

4. In every joy that crowns my days,
In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,
Or seek relief in prayer.

 

5. When gladness wings my favored hour,
Thy love my thoughts shall fill;
Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower,
My soul shall meet Thy will.

6. My lifted eye, without a tear,
The lowering storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear;
That heart will rest on Thee.