Crisis (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.

General Information

Title: Crisis
First Line: Think of the sands run down to waste
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, no. 48
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, from Horae Lyricae, Book 2, no. 12. Forbush used the fourth "stanza", which has lines with even number of syllables (6, 8, 10) but in an irregular pattern.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Fleetwoods, young generous pair.