Hephzibah (John Jenkins Husband)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-20)  CPDL #42732:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version, melody in Tenor. Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1790. Four more stanzas included from Watts' hymn, that fit the music.
  • (Posted 2006-01-27)  CPDL #10864:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-01-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words by John Newton, Amazing grace! how sweet the sound. From Dyer's Philadelphia Selection of Sacred Music. Harmonised by Weyman. Four parts; staffs 1-2-3-4 in Dyer become 3-1-2-4, so melody in Soprano.

General Information

Title: Hephzibah
Composer: John Jenkins Husband
Lyricists: Isaac Watts and John Newton (hymnwriter)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: ca. 1790 by S. Major in London
Description: Tune apparently published for three voices in 1790, to words of Isaac Watts' Hymn 66 of Book 2, There is a land of pure delight. "Original" tune for Amazing Grace by John Newton, first set to these words in 1808.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at There is a land of pure delight and Amazing grace! how sweet the sound.