O love divine, how sweet thou art (James Leach)

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  • (Posted 2012-04-02)  CPDL #25843:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-04-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially. The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch.

General Information

Title: O love divine, how sweet thou art
Composer: James Leach
Tune: St. John
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1795 in A Second Sett of Hymns and Psalm Tunes, p. 10
Description: Setting by James Leach of a text by Charles Wesley. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6804. For a later harmonisation of this tune, with a different text, see O could I speak the matchless worth (James Leach).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O love divine, how sweet thou art.