Welcome (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-02)   CPDL #38041:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All seven stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-01-02)   CPDL #38040:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All seven stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Welcome
First Line: Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Joseph Hart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 47 (Holden)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2, p. 100

Description: Words by Joseph Hart, 1759, entitled Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ, with seven stanzas. Hart's hymn has an unusual meter: 87. 87. 12 7, the fifth line consisting of a four-beat phrase repeated three times. This was amended by Augustus Toplady in 1776 to 87. 87. 47, the words Holden used.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched.