Crucifixion (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-28)   CPDL #42837:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes converted to ovals. Seven stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-28)   CPDL #42836:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Shape note format (4-shape), as published in 1820–1825. Seven stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Crucifixion
First Line: Saw ye my Savior
Composer: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 55. 77. 79

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony.

Description: Words by an unknown author, before 1819 (Music 2005), in eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. Saw ye my Savior,
Saw ye my Savior,
Saw ye my Savior and God:
O! he died on Calvary,
To atone for you and me,
And to purchase our pardon with blood.

2. He was extended,
He was extended,
Painfully nailed to the cross;
Then he bowed his head and died,
Thus my Lord was crucified,
To atone for a world that was lost.

 

3. Jesus hung bleeding,
Jesus hung bleeding,
Three dreadful hours in pain;
While the sun refused to shine,
When his majesty divine
Was derided. insulted, and slain.

4. Darkness prevailed,
Darkness prevailed,
Darkness prevailed through the land;
O! the solid rocks were rent,
Through creation's vast extent,
When the Jews crucified the God-Man.

 

5. When it was finished,
When it was finished,
And the atonement was made;
He was taken by the great,
And embalmed in spices sweet,
And was in a new sepulcher laid.

6. Hail, mighty Savior!
Hail, mighty Savior!
Prince and the author of peace;
O! he burst the bars of death,
And triumphing, left the earth,
He ascended to mansions of bliss.

 

7. Now interceding,
Now interceding,
Pleading that sinners might live;
Saying, Father, I have died,
O, behold my hands and side,
To redeem them; I pray thee, forgive.

8. "I will forgive them,
I will forgive them,
When they repent and believe;
Let them now return to me,
And be reconciled to me,
And salvation they all shall receive."