Kimbolton (We are a garden) (Anonymous)
- (Posted 2007-02-25) CPDL #13649:
- Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2007-02-25). Score information: A4, 1 page, 207 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Tune and harmony taken from Dr. Rippon's Tunebook (13th edition)
First published: 1786 ?
Description: "A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes from the best authors in three and four parts adapted principally to Dr Watts's Hymns and Psalms and to Dr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns containing in a greater variety than any other volume extant the most approved compositions which are used in London and throughout England; Also many original tunes never before printed, the whole forming a publication of above three hundred tunes, odes etc by John Rippon DD." Set in Rippon to Isaac Watts' hymn "We are a garden walled around"
Original text and translations
1. We are a garden walled around,
Chosen and made peculiar ground;
A little spot enclosed by grace
Out of the world's wide wilderness.
2. Like trees of myrrh and spice we stand,
Planted by God the Father's hand;
And all his springs in Zion flow,
To make the young plantation grow.
3. Awake, O, heav'nly wind! and come,
Blow on this garden of perfume;
Spirit divine! descend and breathe
A gracious gale on plants beneath.
4. Make our best spices flow abroad,
To entertain our Savior God
And faith, and love, and joy appear,
And every grace be active here.