Newton (Samuel Babcock)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
MusicXML.png MusicXML
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2016-06-13)   CPDL #39997:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Doddridge's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-13)   CPDL #39996:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included from Doddridge's hymn.

General Information

Title: Newton
First Line: My Savior God, no voice but thine
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, no. 25, p. 54

Description: Words by Philip Doddridge, 1755, entitled God saying to the soul, that he is its salvation, based on Psalm 35:3, with six stanzas. Babcock used the last two stanzas of Doddridge's hymn in his composition.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. Salvation! O melodious sound
To wretched dying men!
Salvation, that from God proceeds,
And leads to God again!

2. Rescued from hell's eternal gloom,
From fiends and fires and chains;
Raised to a paradise of bliss,
Where love with glory reigns!

 

3. But O! may a degenerate soul,
Sinful and weak as mine,
Presume to raise a trembling eye
To blessings so divine?

4. The luster of so bright a scene
My feeble heart o'er-bears;
And unbelief almost perverts
The promise into tears.

 

5. My Savior God, no voice but thine
These dying hopes can raise;
Speak thy salvation to my soul,
And turn its tears to praise.

6. My Savior God, this broken voice
Transported shall proclaim,
And call on all the angelic harps
To sound so sweet a name.