Christian Soldier (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-09)   CPDL #43050:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. Edited slightly to shorten rest between stanzas. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-02-09)   CPDL #43049:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in shapenote (4-shape) format, as originally published. Edited slightly to shorten rest between stanzas. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Christian Soldier
First Line: Am I a soldier of the cross
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 38, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, Sermons, 1724, with six stanzas. Carrell used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition. This song has been page 57 in The Sacred Harp, 1860 to the present. An Alto part was written by S. M. Denson in 1911.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Am I a soldier of the cross.