BURNS (Burns)

BURNS (Burns)

Composer (attributed to): Robert Burns
Published in 1 hymnal


Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer (attributed to): Robert Burns

Burns, Robert. This poet's life had little in common with hymnology, although some of his pieces, in common with a few of Byron's, have come into use in Great Britain and America. His life, from his birth in the parish of Alloway, near Ayr, Jan. 25, 1759, to his death, at Dumfries, July 21, 1796, was one of varying lights and shadows, and has been told elsewhere, frequently and eloquently. It remains for us only to name his sacred pieces, their origin, and their use. Those in common use are:— 1. O Thou great Being! What Thou art. Lent. Burns's account of this piece as entered in his Common¬place Book, under the date of "March, 1784," is:— "There was a certain period of my life that my spirit was broken by repeated losses and disaste… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BURNS (Burns)
Composer (attributed to): Robert Burns
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 13131 21554 55117
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12640
Text: O Thou, The First, The Greatest Friend
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12640

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