New Jordan (Nehemiah Shumway)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-29)   CPDL #42849:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shape. Three more pairs of stanzas added from Stennett's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-28)   CPDL #42847:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Shape note format (4-shape), as originally written. Three more pairs of stanzas added from Stennett's hymn.

General Information

Title: New Jordan
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Composer: Nehemiah Shumway
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1815 in The Easy Instructor, attributed to Shumway in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820

Description: Words mostly by Samuel Stennett, 1787, with seven stanzas; an eighth stanza appears in Kentucky Harmony, by an unknown author. This work uses the first two stanzas of Stennett's hymn.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at On Jordan's stormy banks I stand.