The Converted Thief (William Moore)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-27)  CPDL #50689:        
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by William Walker. Alto part added by Walker in 1867. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1826 and 1835. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Stennett's hymn.
  • (Posted 2018-07-27)  CPDL #50688:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published by Moore in 1826. Two more pairs of stanzas included, from Stennett's hymn.

General Information

Title: The Converted Thief
First Line: As on the cross the Savior hung
Composer: William Moore
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1826 in Columbian Harmony, p. 147, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass
  2nd published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, Edition 1
  3rd published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp
  4th published: 1867 in William Walker's The Christian Harmony
  5th published: 1911 in The Sacred Harp
Description: The 1835 arrangement by William Walker was included in The Sacred Harp, p. 44 from 1844 to the present. Walker wrote an Alto part in 1867, which was included in The Sacred Harp in the 1911 edition and afterwards. Words by Samuel Stennett, 1787, with six stanzas. Moore used the first two stanzas of Stennett's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at As on the cross the Savior hung.