Ninety-Third (Lucius Chapin)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-19)   CPDL #44127:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All four original stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-04-19)   CPDL #44125:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published. All four of Doddridge's original stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Ninety-Third
First Line: Grace! 'tis a charming sound
Arranger: Lucius Chapin
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1813 in Freeman Lewis' Beauties of Harmony.

Description: Tune written by Jeremiah Ingalls, 1805, entitled Delay, for three parts and different words, in 4:4 time. This revision by Lucius Chapin, reduced to three parts, appeared in Southern Harmony (1835), and The Sacred Harp (1844-present). Some time before 1911, the tune in The Sacred Harp acquired an alto part unlike Chapin's.

Words by Philip Doddridge, 1755, entitled Salvation by Grace, with four stanzas. In Rippon's Selection, 1779, there are two additional stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Grace! tis a charming sound.