O that I knew the secret place (Harborough) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-20)   CPDL #37919:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-12-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of staves in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the alto part printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of text is given in the source: the subsequent verses given in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors have here been added editorially. These omit Isaac Watts' original verse 3, beginning 'I'd say, "How flesh and sense rebel"'. The last note is printed in the source as a semibreve in all parts, followed directly by a repeat mark: the first time bar has here been added editorially to accommodate the repeat back to part-way through bar 8.
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General Information

Title: O that I knew the secret place
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Harborough
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1808 in A Fourth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 7

Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 12493.

The same text was subsequently set by Clark to two other tunes: Orford, in his collection A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1809], and Hillington in An Eleventh Set of Hymn Tunes, London: [c1820].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O that I knew the secret place.