Invitation (Jacob Kimball)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-26)   CPDL #45663:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1784. Only one stanza included, because it is the last stanza of Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-07-26)   CPDL #45661:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-07-26).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Only one stanza included, because it is the last stanza of Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Invitation
First Line: Come, my Beloved, haste away
Composer: Jacob Kimball
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1784 in Bayley's Select Harmony.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 78, Book 1, Stanza 7. The music was revised and different words substituted by William Hauser, 1874; Hauser's version was the one used in The Sacred Harp, p. 327, 1936 to the present.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Who is this fair one in distress.