Hartsfield (Solomon Howe)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-09)   CPDL #47271:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-08)   CPDL #47253:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Hartsfield
First Line: Jesus beheld the anxious throng
Composer: Solomon Howe
Lyricists: Solomon Howe and Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 Howe's The Farmer's Evening Entertainment, p. 23

Description: First stanza (below) apparently by Howe himself, published first with this tune in 1804; second and third stanzas added for these editions: Isaac Watts, 1719, Hymn 5 of Book 3, stanzas 1 & 4, and 5 & 6.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Let us adore the eternal Word.

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1. Jesus beheld the anxious throng
Press on for temporal food,
Neglectful of the bread of life,
The soul's immortal good.

2. In sweet advice and tenderest love,
He bade them all beware
Of sensual appetites and lusts,
The most destructive snare.