Salem (William Moore)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1826. All seven stanzas of Newton's hymn included.

General Information

Title: Salem
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Composer: William Moore
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1825 in Columbian Harmony, p. 121, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by John Newton, 1779, entitled The Name of Jesus, with seven stanzas. This tune was reprinted in William Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835, p. 12. It was re-arranged by William Hauser for four voices in 1848. A folk hymn (Jackson 1952, No. 255).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.