Fluvanna (Abraham Maxim)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-21). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Delaware Harmony, 1814. Three more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
- Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2010-11-13). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 385 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from "The American Vocalist"
First published: 1805 in The Northern Harmony
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 5, in eight stanzas. Maxim used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition. From the preface to the American Vocalist (D. H. Mansfield, Boston 1849): The fact is, the old composers were probably better acquainted both with God and man. They had studied human nature as well as scientific theories. Many of them were holy men, and their music, composed among the hills and forests of Puritanic New England, is but an embodiment of pious devotion. This will explain the reason why old Majesty, and Fluvanna, will make the eyes of a congregation sparkle,……..
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 5.