Idumea (William Hauser)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published. All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Idumea
First Line: O come, and dwell in me
Composer: Ananias Davisson
Arranger: William Hauser
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony
  2nd published: 1825 in Moore's Columbian Harmony
  3rd published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
  4th published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp
  5th published: 1867 in Walker's The Christian Harmony

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1762, amended 1779, with three stanzas of meter S. M. D. each, which translates to six S. M. stanzas.

This tune was originally written by Ananias Davisson in 1816 with words by Isaac Watts, "My God, my life, my love!" The tune appears on page 47 of The Sacred Harp from 1844 to the present; modern editions include amendments by William Moore in 1825 (Treble) and by William Walker in 1867 (Alto). From Walker's Southern Harmony (1835) forward, other words have been substituted: Charles Wesley 1763, "And am I born to die?" The tune is based on a folk song (Jackson 1933, p. 177; Jackson 1953b, p. 155).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come then and dwell with me.