Charity (Jeremiah Ingalls)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-17)   CPDL #44571:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-05-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Ingalls' Christian Harmony, 1805. Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB. Re-barred and note values extended at the ends of lines, to eliminate fermata. Note shapes added (4-shape). All five stanzas included, as in Ingalls.
  • (Posted 2017-05-17)   CPDL #44570:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-05-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Ingalls' Christian Harmony, 1805. Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB. Re-barred and note values extended at the ends of lines, to eliminate fermata. Oval note edition. All five stanzas included, as in Ingalls. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-05-17)   CPDL #44569:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-05-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Transcribed from Ingalls' Christian Harmony, 1805. Oval note edition, as written in 1805. All five stanzas from Ingalls included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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Editor: Mark Hamilton Dewey (submitted 2009-11-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Taken from Songs of Pilgrimage: A Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, 1888. Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB. Normally, the first verse of lyrics is missing, and so it is known as I love thee more commonly than O Jesus my Savior to thee I submit. Also, it should be noted that the tune name is officially called CHARITY, but alas is more commonly known as I LOVE THEE.

General Information

Title: Charity
First Line: O! Jesus my Savior to thee I submit
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Lyricist: Sarah Jonescreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB (Ingalls 1805)
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 65. 65. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1805 in Ingalls' The Christian Harmony, pp. 44-45, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Likely a folk hymn, first published by Ingalls in 1805.

Description: Words by Sarah Jones, died 1794 (Keller n.d.), first published in Richard Allen, A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns, Philadelphia, 1801. Ingalls prints the words in meter 11 11. 11 11, but the way he wrote the music indicates meter 65. 65. D, with fermata at the end of each five or six syllables. The hymn also appears in meter 65. 65. D in early publications.

References:

  • Keller, Kate V. W. No date. Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project: Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar. Published online by American Antiquarian Society. No. 66 is The Christian's song, written by a young lady: together with a hymn called Love to Christ. This broadside (from 1810) attributes the hymn O! Jesus, my Savior, to thee I submit to Sarah Jones, who lived in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and died in 1794.

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Original text and translations

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The Aletheian Critic, Volume 1, Lexington, Kentucky, 1804
65. 65. 65. 65.

The Loving Saint
1. O Jesus my Savior,
To thee I submit,
With love and thanksgiving
Fall down at thy feet
The sacrifice offered,
My soul, flesh and blood:
Thou art my redeemer
My Lord and my God!

2. I love thee, I love thee,
I love thee, my God!
I love thee my Savior!
I love thee my Lord!
I love thee, I love thee,
And that thou dost know;
But how much I love thee
I never can show.

3. I'm happy, I'm happy,
0! wondrous account:
My joys are immortal!
I stand on the mount!
I gaze on my treasure,
And long to be there,
With angels my kindred
And Jesus my dear.

4. O Jesus, my Savior,
In thee I am blest,
My life and my treasure,
My joy and my rest!
Thy grace is my theme,
And thy name is my song;
Thy love doth inspire
My heart and my tongue.

5. All human expressions
Are empty and vain,
They cannot unriddle
The heavenly flame!
I am sure, if the tongue
Of an angel I had,
I could not the mystery
Completely describe.

 

Jeremiah Ingalls, Christian Harmony, 1805
11 11. 11 11. (words), 65. 65. 65. 65. (music)

Charity
1. Oh ! Jesus, my Savior, to thee I submit,
With love and thanksgiving fall down at thy feet,
My sacrifice offer, of soul, flesh and blood,
Thou art my Redeemer, my Lord and my God.

2. I love thee, I love thee, I love thee, my love;
I love thee, my Savior, my love and my dove;
I love thee, I love thee, and that thou dost know;
But how much I love thee I never can show.

3. I’m happy, I’m happy, O! wondrous account!
My soul is immortal, and I on the mount;
I gaze on my treasure, and long to be there;
With angels, my kindred, and Jesus, my dear.

4. O! who’s like my Jesus, he’s Salem's bright King ;
He smiles, and he loves me, and learns me to sing :
His name be my theme, and his grace be my song ;
His love shall inspire both my heart and my tongue.

5. O! Jesus, my Savior, in thee I am blest;
My life, my salvation, my joy and my rest:
I praise thee, I praise thee, in notes loud and shrill,
While rivers of pleasure my spirit doth fill.

 

Isaiah Thomas Broadside No. 66 (1810)
11 11. 11 11.

Love to Christ
1. O Jesus my Savior, to thee I submit,
With love and thanksgiving fall down at thy feet;
In sacrifice offer my soul, flesh and blood,
Thou art my Redeemer, my Lord and my God.

2. I love thee, I love thee, I love thee, my love,
I love thee, my Savior, I love thee, my dove.
I love thee, I love thee, and that thou dost know,
But how much I love thee, I never can show.

3. All human expressions are empty and vain!
They cannot unriddle this heavenly flame:
I'm sure if the tongue of an angel were mine,
I could not this mystery completely define.

4. I'm happy, I'm happy, O wondrous account!
My days are immortal, I stand on the mount;
I gaze on my treasure; and long to be there,
With Jesus and angels, my kindred so dear.

5. O Jesus my Savior, with thee I am blest!
My life and salvation, my joy and my rest!
Thy name be my theme, and thy love be my song!
Thy grace shall inspire my heart and my tongue.

6. O, who's like my Savior? He's Salem's bright King!
He smiles and he loves me, and learns me to sing;
I'll praise him, I'll praise him, with notes loud and shrill,
While rivers of pleasure my spirit doth fill.