Faithful Soldier (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-14)   CPDL #50521:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in 4-shape format, as originally published in 1835. All seven stanzas included; words as in Southern Harmony. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Faithful Soldier
First Line: O when shall I see Jesus
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: John Leland

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 122, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; Alto part added by William Walker in his Christian Harmony, 1867

Description: Originally called The Faithful Soldier in 1835, the initial particle was dropped in later editions of Southern Harmony. A folk hymn, based on an Irish folk song (Jackson 1953a, No. 59). This tune was also arranged by William Hauser in 1848, for four parts. Words by John Leland, 1793, with seven stanzas; variant by William Walker.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O when shall I see Jesus.