Chesterfield (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-10)   CPDL #48355:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Several editorial note changes. Four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-10)   CPDL #48354:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Chesterfield
First Line: In boundless mercy, gracious Lord, appear
Arranger: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799 in The United States Sacred Harmony

Description: First published by Amos Pilsbury in 1799, but not attributed to anyone by him. Not cited in Jackson (1933, 1952, 1953ab). The words have often been printed in Methodist hymn books, but cannot be traced to John or Charles Wesley. They have also been identified with Emanuel Swedenborg. Not cited in John Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology (1907). Creamer, in Methodist Hymnology (1848), says author is unknown.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In boundless mercy, gracious Lord, appear.