New Jordan (Nehemiah Shumway)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-29)  CPDL #42849:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shape. Three more pairs of stanzas added from Stennett's hymn.
  • (Posted 2017-01-28)  CPDL #42847:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Shape note format (4-shape), as originally written in 1815-1820. Three more pairs of stanzas added from Stennett's hymn. Re-formatted 2023-07-20.

General Information

Title: New Jordan
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Composer: Nehemiah Shumway
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1815 in The Easy Instructor, Edition N
    2nd published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1
Description: Attributed to Shumway in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820. Words mostly by Samuel Stennett, 1787, with seven stanzas; an eighth stanza appears in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, by an unknown author. Shumway's work uses as one stanza two stanzas of Stennett's hymn.

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Original text and translations

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