Smyrna (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-19)   CPDL #39705:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other triad of stanzas included from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-19)   CPDL #39704:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other triad of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Smyrna
First Line: Now let the Lord my Savior smile
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, pp. 103-104

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 50 of Book 2, in six stanzas. Babcock used the first three stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition. In three sections: D Major, D minor, D Major.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now let the Lord my Savior smile.