The Psalmodist's Assistant (Abijah Forbush)

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Title: The Psalmodist's Assistant

Full Title: The Psalmodist's Assistant, Containing an Original Composition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes; Together with a Number of Favorite Pieces from Different Authors, to Which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Grounds of Music.

Editor - Compiler: Abijah Forbush

Editions

1 – Published 1803 – by Manning and Loring in Boston, 67 pp.
2 – Published 1806 – by Manning and Loring in Boston, 107 pp.

Description: First edition, "The preface is dated ‘Upton, April 1803’; copyright date 14 November 1803." Second edition, "Copyright date 10 September 1806."

External websites:

References

List of works in Edition 2

No. Title Composer Date Vo. Comments
1 Morning Hymn Abijah Forbush 1803 4
2 Celebration Abijah Forbush 1803 4
3 Conquest Abijah Forbush 1806 4
4 Zion Abijah Forbush 1803 4
5 Conway Abijah Forbush 1803 4
6 New Jerusalem Abijah Forbush 1803 4
7 Extent Abijah Forbush 1803 4
8 Hermon Abijah Forbush 1803 4
9 Invocation Abijah Forbush 1803 3
10 Goshen Abijah Forbush 1803 4
11 Essex Abijah Forbush 1803 4
12 Renown Abijah Forbush 1803 4
13 Crucifixion Abijah Forbush 1803 3
14 Imminence Abijah Forbush 1803 4
15 Enon Abijah Forbush 1803 4
16 Circumspection Abijah Forbush 1803 4
17 Strong Hold Abijah Forbush 1803 4
18 Kentucky 1792 4
19 Missionary Thomas Walker 1800 4
20 Stillman James Leach 1801 4
21 Lynn Abijah Forbush 1803 4
22 Protection Abijah Forbush 1803 4
23 Acclamation Abijah Forbush 1803 3
24 New-Year's Day Abijah Forbush 1803 4
25 Year's End Abijah Forbush 1803 4
26 Conviction Abijah Forbush 1803 3
27 Invitation Abijah Forbush 1803 3
28 Triumph Abijah Forbush 1803 4
29 Holly Abijah Forbush 1803 4
30 Syria Abijah Forbush 1803 4
31 Treasure Abijah Forbush 1803 4
32 Consolation Abijah Forbush 1803 4
33 Predestination Abijah Forbush 1803 4
34 Concord Abijah Forbush 1803 4
35 Milton Abijah Forbush 1803 4
36 Salem Abijah Forbush 1803 4
37 Cushan Abijah Forbush 1803 4
38 Chelsea Abijah Forbush 1803 4
39 Ephesus Abijah Forbush 1803 4
40 Cyrene Abijah Forbush 1803 4
41 Vienna Abijah Forbush 1803 4
42 Emmaus Abijah Forbush 1803 4
43 Admiration Abijah Forbush 1803 4
44 New Creation Abijah Forbush 1803 4
45 Addison Abijah Forbush 1803 4
46 Hope Abijah Forbush 1803 4
47 Exeter Abijah Forbush 1803 4
48 Crisis Abijah Forbush 1803 4
49 The Dying Christian 4 Anthem
50 Sharon Abijah Forbush 1803 4
No. Title Composer Date Vo. Comments
51 Dissolution Abijah Forbush 1803 4
52 Western Abijah Forbush 1803 4
53 Ecstasy Abijah Forbush 1806 3
54 Adoption Abijah Forbush 1803 4
55 Exhortation Abijah Forbush 1803 4
56 Adoration Abijah Forbush 1806 3
57 Atonement Abijah Forbush 1803 4
58 Vision Abijah Forbush 1806 3
59 Veneration Abijah Forbush 1806 4
60 Happiness Abijah Forbush 1806 3
61 Complaint Abijah Forbush 1806 3
62 Tennessee Abijah Forbush 1806 4
63 Admonition Abijah Forbush 1806 4
64 Longevity Abijah Forbush 1806 4
65 Behold, I bring you 3 Anthem
66 Retirement Goddard 1806 4
67 Immortality William Eager 1806 4
68 Gratitude Samuel Babcock 1803 3
69 Lexington Samuel Babcock 1803 3
70 Devotion Abraham Maxim 1802 4
71 Tyot 1793 4
72 Dimension Abijah Forbush 1806 3
73 Auspicious Morn Samuel Babcock 1806 3
74 Heavenly Ode Jeremiah Ingalls 1805 4
75 Acton Abraham Wood 1793 4
76 Meditation Abijah Forbush 1803 4
77 Roxbury Daniel Belknap 1806 3
78 Samaria Abijah Forbush 1803 2
79 Invocation Anthem 3 Anthem
80 Richmond Daniel Belknap 1806 3
81 Funeral Anthem 4 Anthem
82 Ashford Daniel Belknap 1806 3
83 Mortality Abijah Forbush 1803 4
84 Somerset Daniel Belknap 1806 3
85 Dartmouth Daniel Belknap 1806 3
86 Liverpool Hamilton 1803 3
87 Gospel Voice Oliver Holden 1806 4
88 Bensalem Oliver Holden 1806 4
89 Cowper Oliver Holden 1803 4
90 Welcome Oliver Holden 1806 4
91 Phenomena Oliver Holden 1806 3
92 Review Oliver Holden 1806 4
93 Fount Oliver Holden 1806 4
94 Sidney Benjamin Holt 1806 3
95 Montville Benjamin Holt 1806 3
96 Desertion Oliver Holden 1806 3
97 Frailty Benjamin Holt 1806 3
98 Portland 1804 3
99 China Timothy Swan 1801 4
100 Lima Samuel Babcock 1803 3

These works appear in Edition 1 only

No. Title Composer Date Vo. Comments
Ajalon Abijah Forbush 1803 4
Antioch Abijah Forbush 1803 4
Evening Hymn Abijah Forbush 1803 4
Exultation Abijah Forbush 1803 4
Illumination Abijah Forbush 1803 4
Media Abijah Forbush 1803 4

Works at CPDL

Edition 1 (1803)

Title Year No. Composer Lyricist First Line Genre Subgenre Vo. Meter
China 1801 0 Timothy Swan Isaac Watts Why do we mourn departing friends Sacred 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Concord 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Anonymous Adam and all his race have fell Sacred Set pieces 4 886. 886 D.
Conviction 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Lord, how secure my conscience was Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Cowper 1803 0 Oliver Holden William Cowper Forgive the song that falls so low Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Crucifixion 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Alas! and did my Savior bleed Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Cyrene 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Well, if our days must fly Sacred 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Imminence 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts O God, to whom revenge belongs Sacred Set pieces 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Lima 1803 0 Samuel Babcock Isaac Watts To God the only wise Sacred Set pieces 3 66. 86 (S.M.)
Lynn 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts The voice of my Beloved sounds Sacred Set pieces 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Milton 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts How far our highest praises fall Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Protection 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Why did the nations join to slay Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Salem 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Lord, what a feeble piece Sacred Set pieces 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Sharon 1803 0 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Behold the Rose of Sharon here Sacred Set pieces 4 88. 88 (L.M.)

Edition 2 (1806)

Title Year No. Composer Lyricist First Line Genre Subgenre Vo. Meter
Acton 1793 75 Abraham Wood Joseph Hart Vain man, thy fond pursuits forbear Sacred 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Ashford 1806 82 Daniel Belknap Philip Doddridge Loud let the tuneful trumpet sound Sacred 3 88. 88 (L.M.)
Auspicious Morn 1806 73 Samuel Babcock Anna Barbauld Again the Lord of life and light Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Bensalem 1806 88 Oliver Holden Joseph Grigg Jesus! and shall it ever be Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
China 1801 99 Timothy Swan Isaac Watts Why do we mourn departing friends Sacred 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Complaint 1806 61 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Thou God of love, thou ever-blest Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Concord 1803 34 Abijah Forbush Anonymous Adam and all his race have fell Sacred Set pieces 4 886. 886 D.
Conviction 1803 26 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Lord, how secure my conscience was Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Cowper 1803 89 Oliver Holden William Cowper Forgive the song that falls so low Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Crucifixion 1803 13 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Alas! and did my Savior bleed Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Cyrene 1803 40 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Well, if our days must fly Sacred 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Dartmouth 1806 85 Daniel Belknap Isaac Watts Blest are the humble souls that see Sacred Set pieces 3 88. 88 (L.M.)
Desertion 1806 96 Oliver Holden Joseph Hart Deep in a cold, a joyless cell Sacred Psalm-tunes 2-3 88. 88. 88
Ecstasy 1806 53 Abijah Forbush John Fawcett O that I could now adore him Sacred 3 87. 87. 47
Fount 1806 93 Oliver Holden Robert Robinson Come, thou fount of every blessing Sacred 4 87. 87. D
Gospel Voice 1806 87 Oliver Holden James Boden Ye dying sons of men Sacred 2,4 66. 66. 88
Gratitude 1803 68 Samuel Babcock Isaac Watts What shall I render to my God Sacred 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Happiness 1806 60 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Lord, how secure and blest are they Sacred Set pieces 3 88. 88 (L.M.)
Imminence 1803 14 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts O God, to whom revenge belongs Sacred Set pieces 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Lexington 1803 69 Samuel Babcock Philip Doddridge Indulgent God! with pitying eye Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Lima 1803 100 Samuel Babcock Isaac Watts To God the only wise Sacred Set pieces 3 66. 86 (S.M.)
Longevity 1806 64 Abijah Forbush 2 Our term of life is seventy years Sacred Set pieces 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Lynn 1803 21 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts The voice of my Beloved sounds Sacred Set pieces 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Phenomena 1806 91 Oliver Holden Anonymous See the noon-day clothed in darkness Secular 2-3 87. 87
Protection 1803 22 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Why did the nations join to slay Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Review 1806 92 Oliver Holden Moses Browne When with my mind devoutly pressed Sacred 2,4 886. 886
Richmond 1806 80 Daniel Belknap Isaac Watts Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands Sacred Set pieces 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Salem 1803 36 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Lord, what a feeble piece Sacred Set pieces 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Sharon 1803 50 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts Behold the Rose of Sharon here Sacred Set pieces 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Tennessee 1806 62 Abijah Forbush Isaac Watts How shall affrighted mortals dare Sacred Set pieces 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Welcome 1806 90 Oliver Holden Joseph Hart Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched Sacred 2,4 87. 87. 47