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SAGINA

Composer: Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1800, died in Sheffield in 1876. In 1825 he published The Bouquet: a collection of tunes composed and adapted to Wesley's Hymns which included 23 tunes, all of which were given botanical names; the most well known is SAGINA (PEARLWORT). From Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland by Robert Evans and Maggie Hymphreys (London: Mansell, 1997) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SAGINA
Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8 with refrain
Incipit: 11235 46721 34275
Key: G Major
Source: The Bouquet, 1825
Copyright: Public Domain

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And Can It Be, That I Should Gain?

And can it be that I should gain
An int'rest in the Savior's blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, should die for me?

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SAGINA, by Thomas Campbell... is almost universally associated with "And Can It Be." Little is known of Campbell other than his publication The Bouquet (1825), in which each of twenty-three tunes has a horticultural name. SAGINA borrows its name from a genus of the pink family of herbs, which includes baby's breath and the carnation. Sing this tune vigorously and in parts, especially at the refrain; singers should be sure to keep the melismas legato, especially in lines 5 and 6.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

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