Sweet Prospect (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-22)  CPDL #50254:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-22).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. Three (double) stanzas included, from Stennett's hymn.
  • (Posted 2006-07-19)  CPDL #12051:  Network.png PDF and MIDI files
Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Find score under 'Sacred Harp' section.

General Information

Title: Sweet Prospect
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, Edition 1
    2nd published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp
    3rd published: 1867 in William Walker's Christian Harmony
Description: A folk hymn from the late eighteenth century (Jackson 1953a, No. 197). First published in Southern Harmony, 1835, p. 139, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass. William Walker made some small corrections in his Christian Harmony, 1867, and added an Alto part.The Sacred Harp, p. 65, 1844 to the present. Words by Samuel Stennett in Rippon's Selection, 1778, with seven stanzas. Walker combined two of Stennett's stanzas into one of his stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at On Jordan's stormy banks I stand.