Oxford (Samuel Holyoke)

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Editor: Brady Santoro (submitted 2024-07-08).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Oxford
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Benjamin Beddome
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791
Description: From the Harmonia Americana, pg. 68. Originally published with a presumably original text, "Vile wretch I am, where shall I flee?".

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. And must I part With all I have,
my dearest lord for thee?
It is but right for thou hast done
much more than this for me.

2. Ten thouSand Worlds, ten thouSand lives,
how Worthless they appear,
compared With thee, Supremely good,
divinely bright and fair.

3. Savior of Souls, could I from thee
a Single Smile obtain,
The loss of all things could I bear
and glory in my gain.