Idumea (William Hauser)
- (Posted 2017-11-16) CPDL #47381:
- 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.
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).
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Come then and dwell with me.