HARWOOD (Harwood)

HARWOOD (Harwood)

Composer: Edward Harwood
Published in 10 hymnals


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Composer: Edward Harwood

Edward Harwood (of Darwen) (1707–1787) was an English composer of hymns, anthems and songs. His setting of Alexander Pope's The Dying Christian (Vital spark of heav'nly flame) was enormously popular at one time and was widely performed at funerals. Edward Harwood was born at Hoddlesden, near Darwen, Lancashire, in 1707. His early training was as a hand-loom weaver, but he subsequently became a professional musician in Liverpool. His first collection of psalmody, A set of hymns and psalm tunes, was published in London in 1781 and a second collection, entitled A Second Set of Hymns and Psalm Tunes/ was published at Chester in 1786. He died in 1787. Harwood's setting of Pope's ode "Vital spark of heav'nly flame" was first published in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HARWOOD (Harwood)
Composer: Edward Harwood
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Incipit: 11561 21132 17376
Key: A♭ Major/A Major/G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Begin, my soul, the exalted lay

The Righteous and the Evil-Doer

The wicked, watching for their prey,
Desire the righteous man to slay,
But God is on his side;
He will not leave him in their hands,
Nor count him guilty when he stands
In judgment to be tried.

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The Pilgrim's Happy Lot

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7464
Text: The Wicked, Watching for Their Prey
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The Cyber Hymnal #7464

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