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SUFFERING SAVIOR (Read)

Composer: Daniel Read

Daniel Read; b. 1757, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. 1837, New Haven, Conn.An American composer and a primary figure in early American classical music. He was one of the “Yankee Tunesmiths” (1st New England School of Music) when classical music was popular in Europe. Read was a private in Massachusetts militia and later a comb maker and owner of a general store in New Haven, CN. He was only the 3rd composer in the U. S. to put out a collection of his own music. His work, “The American Singing Book” went through 5 editions, making him the most popular composer in the nation. Others often plagarized his tunes in those days. Tunebook sales supplemented his general store income, including “The Columbian Harmonist” (3 volumnes) with 3 revi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SUFFERING SAVIOR (Read)
Composer: Daniel Read
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 11234 54321 15171
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die!
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?

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My Flesh is Meat Indeed

To those who know the Lord, I speak

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Hymnal #485

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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