Consolation (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 41 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), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.

General Information

Title: Consolation
First Line: Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, no. 32
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, Hymns and Spiritual Songs Hymn 8 of Book 1, with three stanzas. Forbush used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims.