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Composer: Joshua Leavitt

Joshua Leavitt (September 8, 1794-Jan. 16,1873) was born in Heath, MA, earned a degree from Yale College, practiced law in Putney, VT, was graduated from Yale Seminary, was ordained and served as a Congregational minister at Stratford, CT for four years before he moved to New York City to serve as Secretary of the American Seamens’ Friend Society. He was for many years musical advisor to the most famous revivalist of the Second Great Awakening, Charles Grandison Finney. In 1831 he compiled and published The Christian Lyre, the first hymnal to print music (melody and bass) for every hymn. He was a spokesman for the Liberty Party and a campaigner for cheap postage. He was editor of many periodicals including The Emancipator, the New Yor… Go to person page >

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Composer: Joshua Leavitt
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 32161 23532 32161
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Christian Lyre, 1831; J. Leavitt's Christian Lyre, 1830

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