Tranquility (Jeremiah Ingalls)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-25)   CPDL #44689:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-05-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more pairs of stanzas from Harrison's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-05-25)   CPDL #44688:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-05-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 72 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1805. Four more pairs of stanzas from Harrison's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-05-25)   CPDL #44687:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-05-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more pairs of stanzas from Harrison's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Tranquility
First Line: Away, my doubts, be gone, my fears
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Lyricist: Susanna Harrison

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in Ingalls' The Christian Harmony, p. 72

Description: The tune is derived from instrumental music of a previous time and place, probably Ireland (Jackson 1952, No. 166). This tune was arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony, 1835, as Parting Hand, thence to The Sacred Harp, p. 62, from 1844 to the present. Words by Susanna Harrison, 1780, Songs In The Night No. 80, with ten stanzas. Ingalls used two of Harrison's stanzas in each line of his composition.

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Original text and translations

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1. Away, my doubts, be gone, my fear,
The wonders of the Lord appear,
The wonders that my Savior wrought;
O how delightful is the thought!

2. The wonders of redeeming love,
When first my heart was drawn above;
When first I saw my Savior's face,
And triumphed in His pardoning grace.

3. Pursue, my thoughts, this pleasing theme,
'Twas not a fancy nor a dream;
'Twas grace descending from the skies,
And shall be marvelous in my eyes.

 

4. Long had I mourned, like one forgot,
Long had my soul for comfort sought,
Jesus was witness to my tears,
And Jesus sweetly calmed my fears.

5. He cleansed my soul, he changed my dress,
And clothed me with his righteousness :
He spoke at once my sins forgiven,
And I rejoiced as if in heaven.

6. How was I struck with sweet surprise,
While glory shone before my eyes!
How did I sing from day to day,
And wished to sing my soul away!

 

7. The world with all its pomp withdrew,
Twas less than nothing in my view;
Redeeming love was all my theme,
And life appeared an idle dream.

8. I gloried in my Savior's grace;
I sang my great Redeemer's praise;
My soul now longed to soar away,
And leave her tenement of clay.

9. The powers of hell in vain combined
To tempt or interrupt my mind;
I saw, and sung in joyful strains
The monster Satan held in chains.

 

10. These are the wonders I record,
The marvelous goodness of the Lord;
O for a tongue to speak his praise,
To tell the triumphs of his grace!