Thirtieth (Amzi Chapin)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-06)   CPDL #46245:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-09-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Metcalf's Kentucky Harmonist, 1818. Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published in 1813. All twelve of Wesley's stanzas included.
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General Information

Title: Thirtieth
First Line: And am I born to die
Composer: Amzi Chapin
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1813 in Patterson's Church Music.

Description: Attributed to Amzi Chapin or Lucius Chapin. Words by Charles Wesley, 1763, with six stanzas, each 66. 86. 66. 86. (S. M. D.); Chapin used half of one of Wesley's stanzas for each of his, making twelve stanzas.

This tune was arranged by Elisha J. King in The Sacred Harp, 1844, retitled as Abbeville, and put to different words by Benjamin Beddome ("Come, Holy Spirit, come"). King's arrangement appeared on page 33 of The Sacred Harp from 1844 to the present. Also see The General Doom (Jeremiah Ingalls), 1805.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at And am I born to die.