True Devotion (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-28)  CPDL #65925:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-09-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1792. Since Holden used the last stanza of Watts' poem, no further stanzas are appropriate.
  • (Posted 2021-09-28)  CPDL #65924:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-09-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Since Holden used the last stanza of Watts' poem, no further stanzas are appropriate.

General Information

Title: True Devotion
First Line: I am confined to earth no more
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1792 in Holden's American Harmony
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, in Horae Lyricae, poem entitled The Song of Angels Above, 22 stanzas, last stanza. Holden amended the third line, from "bless the God that I adore" to "bless the God my soul adores."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Earth has detained me prisoner long.