Canaan (Timothy Swan)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-26)   CPDL #42416:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1801. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-12-26)   CPDL #42415:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-12-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Canaan
First Line: How sweet the voice, how sweet the hand
Composer: Timothy Swan
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1797 in Brownson's A New Collection of Sacred Harmony; revised by Swan in 1801.

Description: Words by an anonymous author, first published with this music in 1797.

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Original text and translations

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How sweet the voice, how sweet the hand,
That leads to pastures fair;
To Canaan's milk and honey land,
Which God's own children share.
Grace rich and free most sweetly call,
Directly come who will,
Just as you are, for Christ receives
Poor helpless sinners still.