America (Truman Wetmore)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-09-22). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words to first stanza as in Benham 1798; the last stanza added from Barlow 1790.
First published: 1798 in Social Harmony
Description: America was reprinted in many American tunebooks in the early to middle nineteenth century, notably The Easy Instructor (1801), Wyeth's Repository (1810), Patterson's Church Music (1813), The Beauties of Harmony (1814), Kentucky Harmony (1816), The Kentucky Harmonist (1818), The Missouri Harmony (1820), Moore's Columbian Harmony (1825), A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1832), Southern Harmony (1835), and White and King's The Sacred Harp (1844). It is still on p. 36 of The Sacred Harp to the present. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 23, Part 3, stanza five of six; as amended by Joel Barlow, 1790.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 23.
Isaac Watts, 1719
Joel Barlow, 1790