Knowles (G Knowles)

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Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2008-06-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 80 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Knowles
Composer: G Knowles

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn Hymn meter: 77. 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella

Published: According to HTI, first appeared in Jubal's Lyre (1808) entitled "Southwark Chapel" ; contained in Knowles' Sacred Music (1815) entitled "Purple Flood" (associated with the Charles Wesley text Weary souls, that wander wide.....Sink into the purple flood;)

Description: Hymn tune "Knowles" comes from "A companion to the Wesleyan hymn-book" : being a selection of two hundred and twenty-eight tunes, from the works of the most celebrated masters, comprising all the metres in the hymn-book and supplement : arranged in four parts, with accompaniments for the organ and piano forte : intended for use in Wesleyan congregations, classes, prayer-meetings, schools, and families : also a supplement of the most admired chants with plain directions for their use (1852) - Author: Wesley, John, 1703-1791.

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Original text and translations

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1. Centre of our hopes thou art,
End of our enlarged desires;
Stamp thine image on our heart;
Fill us now with heav'nly fires;
Cemented by love divine,
Seal our souls for ever thine.
2. All our works in thee be wrought,
Levelled at one common aim;
Every word, and every thought,
Purge in the refining flame:
Lead us through the paths of peace,
On to perfect holiness.
3. Let us all together rise,
To thy glorious life restored,
Here regain our paradise,
Here prepare to meet our Lord;
Here enjoy the earnest given,
Travel hand in hand to heaven!