Bridge Town (Elkanah Dare)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-29)   CPDL #52741:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1813. All four stanzas of Doddridge's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Bridge Town
First Line: Grace! 'tis a charming sound
Composer: Elkanah Dare
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second

Description: The tune was re-arranged by William Walker in Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, 1846, and by William Hauser in The Hesperian Harp in 1848. Words by Philip Doddridge, 1755, Salvation by Grace, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Grace! tis a charming sound.