Solomon's Song (Timothy Swan)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-08)   CPDL #42560:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 134 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1801 edition. Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-08)   CPDL #42559:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 4 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1801 edition. Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Solomon's Song
First Line: The voice of my beloved sounds
Composer: Timothy Swan
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in Brownson's A New Collection of Sacred Harmony; considerably revised by Swan in his New England Harmony, 1801, pp. 84-87

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1762, Scripture Hymns No. 934, one stanza.

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Original text and translations

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The voice of my beloved sounds,
While o’er the mountain-tops he bounds,
He flies exulting o’er the hills,
And all my soul with transport fills!
Gently doth he chide my stay
“Rise, my love, and come away.”