- (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: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813 and 1848. Transcribed from The Hesperian Harp, 1848. All four stanzas from 1813 included.
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.
Original text and translations
1. Ye captives restored, and saints of the Lord,
2. We'll read it aright, and pray for a sight
3. And do you enquire with earnest desire