Ecstasy (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.

General Information

Title: Ecstasy
First Line: O that I could now adore him
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: John Fawcett
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 87. 87. 47

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2, no. 53
Description: Words by John Fawcett, 1789, which begins O my soul, what means this sadness, Hymn 318 in Rippon's Selection, with five stanzas. Forbush used the fifth stanza in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O my soul, what means this sadness.