The promised land (Matilda T. Durham)

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Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 184 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transcription of shaped note hymn. Original composition published in Southern Harmony 1835).

General Information

Title: The Promised Land
Composer: Matilda T. Durham
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: STB or SAA
Genre: SacredShape Notes

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2002

Description: Text of verses by Samuel Stennett, 1787; chorus first appearing in Southern Harmony, 1835. Music by "Miss M. Durham", 1835, identified as Matilda T. Durham by Steel and Hulan (2010).


  • Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at On Jordan's stormy banks I stand.