Silver Spring (Asahel Benham)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-02)   CPDL #49518:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One small edit, otherwise as written in 1790. Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-02)   CPDL #49517:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Silver Spring
First Line: Were I in heaven without my God
Composer: Asahel Benham
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790 in Benham's Federal Harmony, p. 18

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 73, Part 2, with seven stanzas. Benham used the third stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 73.