Haverhill (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-12-08)   CPDL #56205:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-08).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Extensively revised, especially the first section. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Haverhill
First Line: Bear me to the sacred scene
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in The United States Sacred Harmony

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1762, Scripture Hymns Volume 1, Hymn 795, based on Psalm 23:2, one eight-line stanza. Pilsbury omitted the third and fourth lines.

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Original text and translations

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Hymn 795 (Psalm 23:2)

Bear me to the sacred scene,
The silent streams and pastures green!
Where the crystal waters shine,
Springing up with life divine!
Where the flock of Israel feed,
Guided by their shepherd’s tread,
And every sheep delights to hide
Under the tree where Jesus died!