Fairhaven (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-24)   CPDL #48550:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Last few measures re-barred. Three more stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-24)   CPDL #48548:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Last few measures re-barred. Three more stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Fairhaven
First Line: There was an hour when Christ rejoiced
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1789 in The New American Melody, p. 53.

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 11 of Book 1, with six stanzas; words altered slightly to fit first-person point of view.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at There was an hour when Christ rejoiced.