Expectation (Solomon Howe)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-14)   CPDL #47368:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1799. Both stanzas of Howe's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-14)   CPDL #47367:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Both stanzas of Howe's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Expectation
First Line: My soul, survey the important cause
Composer: Solomon Howe
Lyricist: Solomon Howe

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Worshiper's Assistant, 1799, p. 19

Description: Words by Solomon Howe, as explained in the preface to this book, two stanzas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. My soul, survey the important cause
For which the world was made;
With joy revere God's sacred laws,
Which ought to be obeyed.
His first command to simple men
Is to believe his Son;
To seek a pardon for their sins
Before his gracious throne.

 

2.This is the most important thing
Which mortals can pursue;
Present and future joys on high,
Complete and ever new.
This ne thing needful stands impressed
On us by Christ's command:
He bids us choose eternal bliss
Above, at his right hand.