Treasure (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-11)   CPDL #36745:  Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif MusicXML
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1796. Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.
  • (Posted 2015-09-11)   CPDL #36744:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Treasure
First Line: How doth Thy word my heart engage
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) (Watts), Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.) (Holden)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1796

Description: First published in The Union Harmony, 1796, p. 94, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 119, Part 5, in six stanzas. Holden used stanzas three and four of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.