Freehold (Nehemiah Shumway)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-03). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 82 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-03). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 87 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
First published: 1793 in Shumway's The American Harmony, pp. 171-172
Description: Words the first stanza of Yigdal, reportedly by Daniel ben Yehudah Dayan , very loosely paraphrased by Thomas Olivers, 1770. Various Christian authors and compilers give a variety of choices for stanzas beyond the first; none of them seem to belong to Yigdal.
Original text and translations
The God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above,
Ancient of everlasting days,
And God of love.
Jehovah, great I am
By earth and heaven confessed,
I bow and bless the sacred name,