Resignation (William Walker)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This was the first publication of this tune, in Freeman Lewis' The Beauties of Harmony (1828), titled Hopewell, with words by Edmund Jones, Come, humble sinner, in whose breast. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1828.
  • (Posted 2014-11-18)  CPDL #33405:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-11-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. Transcribed from Southern Harmony, 1850. Alto by N. F. Cheshire, 1902.
  • (Posted 2014-11-18)  CPDL #33406:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-11-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from The Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, 1846. Notes in 4-shapenote format, as published in 1846. Revised and re-formatted 2019-01-26.

General Information

Title: Resignation
First Line: My shepherd will supply my need
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1828 in The Beauties of Harmony, Edition 5
  2nd published: 1832 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, Edition 1
  3rd published: 1846 in Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist
  4th published: 1850 in Southern Harmony
Description:  A folk hymn. First published as Hopewell in Freeman Lewis' The Beauties of Harmony (1828) with words by Edmund Jones, "Come, humble sinner, in whose breast." This tune was given different words, ("And let this feeble body fail" by Charles Wesley) and re-harmonized by Joseph Funk in his Compilation of Genuine Church Music in 1832. Funk's arrangement was given different words in The Valley Harmonist in 1836, "My shepherd will supply my need" by Isaac Watts. Then it was re-arranged by William Walker in his Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist in 1846; and Southern Harmony in 1850, from which it was copied and rearranged in many later tunebooks and hymnals (Fenner 2019). Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 23, with six stanzas. Walker uses two of Watts' stanzas to one of his.

References

  • Fenner, Chris. 2019. Psalm 23: My shepherd will supply my need, with Stamford [and] Resignation. Published at Hymnology Archive online, 12 June 2018, revised 21 November 2019. Accessed 10 October 2021.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 23.