SHAWMUT (Mason)

SHAWMUT (Mason)

Arranger: Lowell Mason
Published in 21 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI

Arranger: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Arranger: Lowell Mason
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 33355 36666 56333
Key: D Major
Source: Ancient melody

Texts

O where shall rest be found

O where shall rest be found,
Rest for the weary soul?
'Twere vain the ocean-depths to sound,
Or pierce to either pole;
The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh;
'Tis not the whole of life to live;
Nor all of death to die.

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Resurrection of the Saints

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11916
Text: My Former Hopes Are Dead
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
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