Pleading Savior (Deodatus Dutton)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-01)  CPDL #64599:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-06-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Christian Lyre, 1831. Note heads changed to shapes (4-shape). One stanza of Leland's hymn included.
  • (Posted 2018-09-03)  CPDL #51162:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-09-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by William Walker. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1846. Seven stanzas included, as in Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, 1846.

General Information

Title: Pleading Savior
First Line: Now the Savior stands a pleading
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Deodatus Dutton
Lyricist: John Leland

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: SB or TB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1831 in The Christian Lyre
    2nd published: 1846 in Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, p. 256
Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, No. 100). First published by Deodatus Dutton in Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre, 1831, p. 156, for Tenor and Bass. Re-arranged by William Walker in his Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, 1846, pp. 110-111, with new Treble and Bass parts; William Walker added an Alto part in his Christian Harmony, 1867, p. 256. The words by John Leland, ca. 1790, with six or seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now the Savior stands a pleading.