- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-27). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Friendship, transcribed from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813), for three parts: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813. Six stanzas of Wesley's hymn included.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-16). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Arranged by William Walker. Spartanburg, transcribed from Southern Harmony, 1835. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1835. Four-part version: Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2018. All seven stanzas of Wesley's hymn included.
First published: 1812 in Sacred Music in Miniature
2nd published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
3rd published: 1832 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, Edition 1, p. 112
4th published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
Description: First published in Charles Wood's Sacred Music in Miniature (1812). Copied in several tunebooks following, including Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813) and Joseph Funk's A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1835). William Walker arranger it for Southern Harmony (1835), calling it Spartanburg. Words by Charles Wesley, 1747, in Hymns for Those that Seek, Hymn 16, with seven stanzas.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Ye simple souls, that stray.