Composer: Ananias Davison
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Ananias Davison

Ananias Davisson (February 2, 1780 – October 21, 1857) was a singing school teacher, printer and compiler of shape note tunebooks. Davisson was born February 2, 1780 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. He spent his last years living on a farm at Weyer's Cave, about 14 miles from Dayton, Virginia, and died October 21, 1857. He is buried in the Massanutten-Cross Keys Cemetery, Rockingham County, Virginia. Davisson was a member and ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church. He is best known for his 1816 compilation the Kentucky Harmony (Harrisonburg, Virginia), which is generally considered the first Southern shape-note tunebook. Composer and publisher William B. Blake said it was "a book characteristic of that period, abounding in minor tu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Ananias Davison
Incipit: 57117 53445 5421
Copyright: Public Domain


Farewell, my dear brethren, the time is at hand

O Praise the Lord, I'm saved

I love thee, my Saviour, I love thee, my Lord

O Jesus, my Savior, I know thou art mine,
For thee all the pleasures of sin I resign;
Of objects most pleasing, I love thee the best,
Without thee I'm wretched, but with thee I'm blest.

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Organ Solo

  • The Sacred Organ Folio No. 25
    Composer/Editor Dennis Eliot
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 66
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 16 Number 6 July 1982: A Bi-monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Howard Wells; Dennis Eliot
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 66


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Dortch's Gospel Voices #435

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The New Harmonia Sacra #199

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #134

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