Devotion (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-13)   CPDL #47365:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2017. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published. The remaining six stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Devotion
First Line: Sweet is the day of sacred rest
Composer: Alexander Johnson
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony.

Description: First published in Alexander Johnson's Tennessee Harmony, 1818. This version arranged by Ananias Davisson, 1820. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 92, Part 1, with seven stanzas. Johnson and Davisson both use the second stanza of Watts' paraphrase in their composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 92.