Jewin Street (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-24)   CPDL #50298:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1821. Two more half-stanzas of Robinson's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Jewin Street
First Line: Teach me some melodious sonnet
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Robert Robinson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 8

Description: Words by Robert Robinson, 1758, with three stanzas of meter 87. 87. D. Carrell used the second half of Robinson's first stanza in his composition.

The melody (Tenor) is the basis for the three-part version in William Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835, called Restoration. Walker sets his tune to a different hymn (John Newton's Mercy, O thou son of David). William Walker wrote a fourth part (Alto) for his arrangement in 1876. William Walker's version was re-arranged by T. B. Newton and S. W. Everett for the 1911 edition of The Sacred Harp, p. 312; for words they returned to Robinson's hymn.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, thou fount of every blessing.