Reflection (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-12)   CPDL #47334:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All eight stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-12)   CPDL #47333:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published. All eight stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Reflection
First Line: No sleep or slumber to his eyes
Composer: Ananias Davisson
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony, rearranged by Davisson, Edition 1

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953a, No. 122). Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 132, Part 2, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 132.