Resignation (Joseph Funk)
- (Posted 2019-01-29) CPDL #53090:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-01-29). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Four part version; Alto part by B. C. Johnston, 2019. Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1832. Whole piece transposed down from E major to D major. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
- (Posted 2019-01-26) CPDL #53025:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-01-26). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Three part version. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1832. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
Description: A folk hymn, first arranged by Joseph Funk in his A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, 1832, to words by Charles Wesley, 1759, which begin And let this feeble body fail; this book was renamed Harmonia Sacra in 1851, and has gone through many editions down to the present. A slightly different arrangement (in F) appears in William Walker's Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist, 1846. The tune (usually with Watts' words) is very commonly found in hymnals and tunebooks. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 23, with six stanzas. Funk used two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in each of his stanzas.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 23.