Lebanon (William Moore)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-29)   CPDL #50324:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-29).   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 1826 and 1848. All seven eight-line stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Lebanon
First Line: Drooping souls, no longer grieve
Composer: William Moore
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1825 in Columbian Harmony, p. 122, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. Alto part written by William Hauser, in his Hesperian Harp, 1848

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953a, No. 66). Words by an unknown author, apparently first published in 1823, with fourteen four-line stanzas, or seven eight-line stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Drooping saints, no longer grieve.