Awake, The Voice Is Crying
Inspired by the Parable of the Ten Virgins:
Matthew 25: 1-13
Includes notes and a listing of some of the many hymns and carols inspired by this Parable.
Source: J. Walsh, ed., Lyra Davidica (London,
J. Walsh, J. Hare, and P. Randal, 1708), pp. 73-74.
Full title: Lyra Davidica: Or, A Collection of Divine Songs and Hymns : Partly New Composed, partly Translated from the High-German, and Latin Hymns: And set to easy and pleasant Tunes, for more General Use ; The Musick Engrav'd on Copper plates.
J. Walsh was at the Harp and Hobey in Katherine-Street, J. Hare was at instrument maker at the Golden Viol and Flute in Cornhill, and P. Randal was at the Violin and Lute shop by Pauls-grave Court.
Note: Due to the condition of
the source volumes,
not all of the words of the first verse were legible.
I hope to obtain a better copy and then correct the text.
Gates of Pearl, Rev. 21:21.
Sheet Music from Lyra Davidica (1708), pp. 73-74.
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