Boston (Lowell Mason)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-21)  CPDL #41982:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 12 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A hymn setting, without words.

General Information

Title: Boston
Composer: Anonymous (Gregorian chant)
Arranger: Lowell Mason
Lyricist: William Goode

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn tuneHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1824 in Select Chants and Doxologies
    2nd published: 1854 as Hamburg in The Hallelujah, no. 104, p. 134c
Description: "Arranged from the Gregorian Tone I, and first published as a Metrical Tune, by Lowell Mason, 1825." (L. Mason, 1854)

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Original text and translations

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1. Thou great Instructor, lest I stray,
O teach my erring feet thy way!
Thy truth, with ever fresh delight,
Shall guide my doubtful steps aright.

2. How oft my heart's affections yield,
And wander o'er the world's wide field!
My roving passions, Lord, reclaim;
Unite them all to fear thy name.

3. Then to my God my heart and tongue,
With all their powers, shall raise the song
On earth thy glories I'll declare,
Till heaven th' immortal notes shall hear.