Restoration (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-22)  CPDL #55414:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by William Hauser, 1848. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813 and 1848. Transcribed from The Hesperian Harp, 1848. All four stanzas from 1813 included.

General Information

Title: Restoration
First Line: Ye captives restored and saints of the Lord
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Anonymous lyricist

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB

Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 11. 10 11 with hallelujahs (10. 11.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  2nd published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp
Description: A folk hymn (Lowens 1964). First published in Wyeths Repository, Part Second, 1813, for two voices (Tenor-Bass). William Hauser added Treble and Alto parts in The Hesperian Harp, 1848. Words by an unknown author, before 1804, with three stanzas. Very different from the famous Restoration (William Walker) from Southern Harmony, 1835.

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Original text and translations

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1. Ye captives restored, and saints of the Lord,
Who follow the Lamb and are led by his word:
Let's read it and see if we can agree
And pray for the Spirit our leader to be.
O hallelujah, O hallelujah,
O hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.


2. We'll read it aright, and pray for a sight
Of each bounden duty, and in it delight.
And it is your case, through rich and free grace,
That you are secured in a Savior's embrace.
O hallelujah, O hallelujah,
O hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.


3. And do you enquire with earnest desire
"Lord, what dost thou now of thy servant require?"
His Spirit and word directions afford,
Let's search for our duty, and follow the Lord.
O hallelujah, O hallelujah,
O hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.