The Psalmodist's Assistant (Abijah Forbush)

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Title: The Psalmodist's Assistant

Full Title: The Psalmodist's Assistant, Containing an Original Composition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes; Together with a Number of Favorite Pieces from Different Authors, to Which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Grounds of Music.

Editor - Compiler: Abijah Forbush

Publication date and place: 1803 by Manning and Loring in Boston.


Edition 11803 – 67 pp.
Edition 21806 – 107 pp.


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Works at CPDL

Edition 1 (1803)

No works at CPDL

Edition 2 (1806)

Title Year Composer Lyricist First Line Genre Subgenre Vo. Meter
Auspicious Morn 1806 Samuel Babcock Anna Barbauld Again the Lord of life and light Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Bensalem 1806 Oliver Holden Joseph Grigg Jesus! and shall it ever be Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Dartmouth 1806 Daniel Belknap Isaac Watts Blest are the humble souls that see Sacred Set pieces 3 88. 88 (L.M.)
Desertion 1806 Oliver Holden Joseph Hart Deep in a cold, a joyless cell Sacred Psalm-tunes 3 88. 88. 88
Fount 1806 Oliver Holden Robert Robinson Come, thou fount of every blessing Sacred 4 87. 87. D
Gospel Voice 1806 Oliver Holden James Boden Ye dying sons of men Sacred 4 66. 66. 88
Phenomena 1806 Oliver Holden Anonymous See the noon-day clothed in darkness Secular 3 87. 87
Review 1806 Oliver Holden Moses Browne When with my mind devoutly pressed Sacred 4 886. 886
Welcome 1806 Oliver Holden Joseph Hart Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched Sacred 4 87. 87. 47