Watertown (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-27)   CPDL #39811:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-27).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another triad (1, 2, 3) of stanzas included, from Newton's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-27)   CPDL #39810:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another triad (1, 2, 3) of stanzas included, from Newton's hymn.

General Information

Title: Watertown
First Line: Jesus! my shepherd and my friend
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, pp. 48-50

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, hymn entitled The Name of Jesus, with seven stanzas. Babcock used stanzas five, six, and seven of Newton's hymn in his composition. Babcock revised the first line of stanza five, from "Jesus! my shepherd, husband, friend" to "Jesus! my shepherd and my friend."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.