Wesley (William Moore)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-27)  CPDL #50316:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1810 and 1825. Transcribed from Moore's Columbian Harmony, 1825.

General Information

Title: Wesley
First Line: With inward pain my heart-strings sound
Composer: William Moore
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1810 in Wyeth's Repository, 1810
Description:  This tune was arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony with different words (Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone ) and for three parts; Walker added a fourth part in 1867. Walker's three-part arrangement was reprinted in The Sacred Harp, p. 53, from 1844 to the present; Walker's Alto part was included in the 1911 edition and following. Words by Isaac Watts, from Horae Lyricae, 1706, poem entitled Longing for His Return, with five stanzas. Moore used the fifth stanza in his composition. Odd that a tune called Wesley was originally written for words by neither Charles nor John Wesley.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O twas a mournful parting day.