Happiness (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1806. Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. The remaining triad of stanzas from Watts' hymn included.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. The remaining triad of stanzas from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Happiness
First Line: Lord, how secure and blest are they
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2, no. 60
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 57 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Forbush used the first three stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lord, how secure and blest are they.