Music

Oliver Holden

American composer and compiler of hymns.

Oliver Holden was born on September 18, 1765 in Shirley, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in Charles Town, Boston, Massachusetts. A carpenter and real estate dealer in his professional life, he also organized many music schools. Holden was the author of several hymn-tunes and also published music books. He died on September 4, 1844, his last words are said to have been, “I have some beautiful airs running through my head, if I only had the strength to note them down.”



Oliver Holden
1765 - 1844

 

 

Music piece: Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Psalms 72

Now blessed be Jehovah, God,
The God of Israel,
Who only doeth wondrous works,
In glory that excel;
Who only doeth wondrous works,
In glory that excel.

And blessed be His glorious Name
To all eternity;
The whole earth let His glory fill.
Amen: So let it be;
The whole earth let His glory fill.
Amen: So let it be.

 

 

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