Redemption (Ananias Davisson)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-29)   CPDL #44300:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published. The four stanzas included that Davisson had. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Redemption
First Line: Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Arranger: Ananias Davisson
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony.

Description: A folk hymn, based in part on the old English folk song The Grenadier and the Lady (Jackson 1953a, no. 46; 1953b, no, 42). This tune was originally published for three voices by Jeremiah Ingalls in The Christian Harmony in 1805; re-harmonized as above, and by Allen Carden in The Missouri Harmony in 1820, Davisson's version was reprinted in The Southern Harmony in 1835.

Words by an unknown author, before 1790. There are several different versions. Davisson included four stanzas with his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come friends and relations, let's join heart and hand.