Sharon (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1806. Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Sharon
First Line: Behold the Rose of Sharon here
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 1, no. 0
  2nd published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2, no. 50
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 68 of Book 2, based on parts of Song of Solomon Chapter 2, with six stanzas. Forbush used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Behold the rose of Sharon here.