Staunton (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47035:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Note heads in four-shape format, as originally written. The other pair of stanzas of Doddridge's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47034:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Notes changed to oval shapes. The other pair of stanzas of Doddridge's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47033:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note heads in four-shape format, as originally written. One small edit (an obvious misprint), otherwise as written in 1820. The other pair of stanzas of Doddridge's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Staunton
First Line: Awake, our souls, and bless his name
Composer: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass, Edition 1, p. 26

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, n. 224). Words by Philip Doddridge, 1755, entitled Christ the Door, with four stanzas. Davisson used the first two stanzas of Doddridge's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

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1. Awake, our souls, and bless his name,
Whose mercies never fail;
Who opens wide a door of hope
In Achor's gloomy vale.

2. Behold the portal wide displayed,
The buildings strong and fair;
Within are pastures flesh and green,
And living streams are there.

 

3. Enter, my soul, with cheerful haste,
For Jesus is the door;
Nor fear the serpent's wily arts,
Nor fear the lion's roar.

4. O may thy grace the nations lead,
And Jews and Gentiles come,
All traveling though one beauteous gate
To one eternal home.