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WILSON (Mendelssohn)

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WILSON (Mendelssohn)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Incipit: 53217 21653 56177
Key: C Major
Source: Elijah
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Come, Thou long expected Jesus

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

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If, with all your hearts ye truly seek me

Earth is Waking

Timeline

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Library Volume 6
    Composer/Editor Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 26

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #743

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #145

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #559

Audio

Small Church Music #5579

Page Scan

The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #89

Text

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #339

Include 20 pre-1979 instances
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