Imandra (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-26)   CPDL #42805:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to oval note format. All seven stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-26)   CPDL #42804:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: In shape note format (4-shape), as in the original of 1820. All seven stanzas of Taylor's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Imandra
First Line: I love thee, my Savior, I love thee, my Lord
Composer: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Caleb J. Taylorcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1820

Description: First published in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820. Words by Caleb J. Taylor, 1804, O Jesus, my Savior, I know thou art mine, with seven stanzas. Davisson started with Taylor's fifth stanza, but printed all seven.

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Original text and translations

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Kentucky Harmony 1820
1. I love thee, my Savior, I love thee, my Lord,
I love thy dear people, thy ways, and thy word;
With tender emotion I love sinners too,
Since Jesus has died to redeem them from woe.

2. O Jesus, my Savior, I know thou art mine,
For thee all the pleasures of sin I resign;
Of objects most pleasing, I love thee the best,
Without thee I'm wretched, but with thee I'm blest.

3. Thy Spirit first taught me to know I was blind,
Then taught me the way of salvation to find;
And when I was sinking in gloomy despair,
Thy mercy relieved me, and bid me not fear.

4. In vain I attempt to describe what I feel,
The language of mortals or angels would fail;
My Jesus is precious, my soul's in a flame,
I'm raised to a rapture while praising his name.

5. I find him in singing, I find him in prayer,
In sweet meditation he always is near;
My constant companion, O may we ne'er part!
All glory to Jesus, he dwells in my heart.

6. My Jesus is precious--I cannot forbear,
Though sinners despise me, his love to declare;
His love overwhelms me; had I wings I'd fly
To praise him in mansions prepared in the sky.

7. Then millions of ages my soul would employ
In praising my Jesus, my love and my joy
Without interruption, when all the glad throng
With pleasures unceasing unite in the song.

 

Social and Camp-Meeting Songs, 1822
1. O Jesus, my Savior, I know thou art mine,
For thee all the pleasures of earth I resign;
Thou art my rich treasure, my joy and my love,
Nothing richer possess'd by the angels above.

2. Thy spirit first taught me to know I was blind,
Then taught me the way of salvation to find;
And when I was sinking in gloomy despair,
My Jesus relieved me and bid me not fear.

3. In vain I attempt to describe what I feel;
The language of mortals here ever must fail:
My Jesus is precious, my soul's in a flame,
I am raised into raptures while praising his name.

4. I find him in singing, he is present in prayer.
In sweet meditation he always is near;
My constant companion, may we never part;
All glory to Jesus, he dwells in my heart.

5. If ever I loved thee, 'tis now my dear Lord,
I love thy dear children, thy ways and thy word;
I love all creation, I love sinners too,
Since Jesus has died to redeem them from woe.

6. When happy in Jesus, I cannot forbear.
Though sinners despise me, his love to declare;
His love overwhelms me, had I wings I would fly,
And praise him in mansions prepared on high.

 

Shaffer's Pilgrim Songster, 1848
1. O! Jesus my Savior I know thou art mine!
For thee all the pleasures of earth I resign:
Of objects most pleasing, I love thee the best ;
Without thee I'm wretched, but with thee I'm blest.

2. For thee all the pleasures of sense I'll forego.
And wander a pilgrim despised below:
Thou art my rich treasure, my joy and my love,
No richer possessed by the angels above.

3. Thy spirit first taught me to know I was blind ;
Then taught me the way of salvation to find:
For when I was sinking into black despair,
My Jesus relieved me and bid me not fear.

4. In vain I attempt to describe what I feel,
The language of mortals for ever must fail
My Jesus is precious, my soul's all on flame;
I'm raised into rapture, while praising his name.

5. I find him in singing, I find him in prayer ;
In sweet meditation he always is near:
My constant companion, O ! may we ne'er part!
All glory to Jesus, he dwells in my heart,

6. If ever I loved, sure I love thee my Lord,
I love thy dear people, thy ways and thy word;
I love all creation, I love sinners too.
Since Jesus has died to redeem them from woe.

7. When happy in Christ, I regard not the crowd,
Though sinners despise me for singing so loud:
For death shall soon call me, and then I shall fly,
To praise my dear Jesus in mansions on high.

8. There millions of ages my soul shall employ,
In praising my Jesus, my hope and my joy :
Where glorified spirits and angels around,
Shall all be delighted to join the glad sound.