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|Deal Gently With Thy Servants, Lord||Gently Lord, O gently lead us, Pilgrims in this vale of tears,
And, O Lord, in mercy give us, Thy rich grace in all our fears.
Lyrics: Thomas Hastings (1831)
Burst, ye emerald gates, and bring To my raptured vision
All th'ecstatic joys that spring Round the bright elysian.
Source: Baptist Harmony, p. 471.
|Thirty-Fourth Psalm||Through all the changing scenes of life, In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still My heart and tongue employ
Source: Joseph Stephenson's setting of Tate and Brady's (1696) metrical translation of Psalm 34.
|Fiducia||Yet another tune for John Newton's Amazing Grace
Source: Hesperian Harp (1848).
|Invitation New||Hark I hear the harps eternal ringing on the farther shore|
As I near those swollen waters with their deep and solemn roar.
|Resignation||My Shepherd will supply my need; Jehovah is his name;
In pastures fresh he makes me feed, Beside the living stream.
|Dunlap's Creek||My God, my portion, and my love, My everlasting All,
I've none but thee in heaven above, Or on this earthly ball.
|Land of Beulah||My latest sun is sinking fast, my race is nearly run,|
My strongest trials now are past, My triumph is begun.
Question: How many people want to do this? Only the tenor/melody has musical interest.
|Friendship||Friendship to every willing mind, opens a heav'nly treasure
There may the sons of sorrow find, sources of lasting pleasure
Source: Philadelphia Songster (1799)
|Lisbon||Farewell dear brethren of the Lord!
And I cannot tarry here;
Yet we believe his gracious word, And I cannot tarry here;
|New Concord||O how happy are they Who their Savior obey,
And have laid up their treasures above!
Tongue cannot express The sweet comfort and peace Of a soul in its earliest love.
Source: Abraham Wood, Northampton Harmony, 1799
|Walpole||Oh, if my soul was form'd for woe, How would I vent my sighs!
Repentence should like rivers flow From both my streaming eyes.
|Go Worship at Emmanuel's Feet||Go worship at Emmanuel's feet,
See, in his Name what wonders meet;>
Source: American Vocalist page 251.
Status: PDF file takes 2 pages.
Omitting 1 stanza reduces to 1 page. (Omitting a vertical element causes Lilypond to shrink the horizontal dimension. There must be a way to do obtain horizontal compaction without omitting the stanza.) (Omitting the grace notes doesn't have this result.)
|Go When The Morning Shineth||Go when the morning shineth,
Go when the noon is bright;
Source: American Vocalist page 268.
Status: PDF of original and midi of original.
PDF with altered ending and midi with altered ending. The last two chords are more shape-notey.
Text of original poem is here. (Some editorial decisions are still required. Note Stanza 3 "spirit" and "mercy" are each to be pronounced as a single syllable.
|In Evil Long||In evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear;
Till a new object struck my sight, And stopped my wild career.
Source:American Vocalist page 331b.
|Spring||The little hills on ev'ry side Rejoice in falling show'rs
The meadows drest in all their pride Perfume the air with flow'rs.
Source:P. T. Bullard, World of Music, c. 1847
|Psalm 119||Had not Thy word been my delight When earthly joys were fled,
My soul oppressed with sorrows' weight Had sunk amongst the dead.
|No. 8||I hear the voice of woe, I hear a brother's sigh,
Then let my heart with pity flow, With tears of love mine eye.
Source:American Musical Magazine (1802)
|All Is Well||What's this that steals, that steals across my frame?
That soon will quench, will quench this vital frame?
Tune is much different from Sacred Harp #122Source:American Vocalist (page 254)
|Canterbury New||Why should the children of a king, Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter descend and bring Some tokens of thy grace.
Source: Isaac Watts (1709) American Vocalist page 57
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