Farewell Hymn (Jeremiah Ingalls)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-08). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1805. Five more stanzas included, from those in Ingalls 1805. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-08). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more stanzas included, from those in Ingalls 1805.
Description: Published in Ingalls' Christian Harmony, 1805, pp. 139-140. The words were probably written by Jeremiah Ingalls, for use at the funeral of Polly Gould, who died as a child in 1790, published in 1805, in sixteen stanzas. This tune was revised by Amzi Chapin in 1813, rewriting it in E minor, putting it to words by Isaac Watts ("Lord, what a heaven of saving grace") and renaming it Vernon. Chapin's revision was put to different words by Charles Wesley ("Come, O thou traveller unknown") in Samuel Metcalf's The Kentucky Harmonist, 1818. This was repeated by William Walker, reduced to three parts, in Southern Harmony (p. 34) in 1830. Moore's version was restored in The Sacred Harp (p. 55b) from 1844 through 1911; the 1991 edition has it on page 95b.
See Vernon (Amzi Chapin) for a note-by-note comparison of all these works.
Original text and translations
1. Give ear to me, ye sons of men,
5. Farewell, my brothers, young and old,
9. Now she is dead and cannot stir,
13. She was a blessing here below,