Meditation (Samuel Wakefield)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-28)  CPDL #78507:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2023-12-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Christian's Harp, 1837. Middle section re-barred to make ends of lines equal. Top staff ("Air") and middle staff exchanged. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included. Note heads in four-shape format, as written in 1832-1837.

General Information

Title: Meditation
First Line: My soul, come meditate the day
Composer: Samuel Wakefield
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1832 in The Christian's Harp, Edition 2?, p. A21
    2nd published: 1841 in The Christian's Harp, Edition 6, p. A21
Description: Likely a folk hymn. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 61 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Wakefield supplied four of these stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at My soul, come meditate the day.