Commissions

Three Sacred Harp Arrangements

Do Not I Love Thee?

Jesus Is Willing

Where Are the Hebrew Children?

Composer: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751) - Do Not I Love Thee?; Benjamin F. White (1800-1879) - Jesus Is Willing and Where Are the Hebrew Children?

Arranger: Martha Shaffer

Publication: N/A

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Score Sample:

 

Voicing:

SSA/SSAA (Jesus Is Willing); SSAA with Soloists (Where Are the Hebrew Children?)

Accompaniment:

Harp

Themes:

Spirituality​, Faith, Musical Traditions

 

Lyrics:

Philip Doddridge

Do Not I Love Thee?
Do not I love Thee, O my Lord?
Behold my heart and see -----

And turn each cursed idol out,

That dares to rival Thee.

Do I not love Thee from my soul?

Then let me nothing love;

Dead be my heart to ev'ry joy

when Jesus cannot move.

Thou know'st I love Thee, dearest Lord,

But O I long to soar

Far from the sphere of mortal joys,

And learn to love Thee more.

Joseph Hart

Jesus Is Willing (Beach Spring)
Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore,

Jesus ready stands to save you,

Full of pity, love and power.

He is able,

He is willing, doubt no more.

Now, ye needy, come and welcome;

God's free bounty glorify.

True belief and true repentance -----

Ev'ry grace that brings you nigh.

Without money, without money,

Come to Jesus Christ and buy.

Let not conscience make you linger,

Nor of fitness fondly dream:

All the fitness He requireth

Is to feel your need of Him.

This He gives you,

'Tis the Spirit's glim'ring beam.

Benjamin E. White

Where Are the Hebrew Children?
Where are the Hebrew children?
Where are the Hebrew children?

Safe in. the promised land.

Tho' the furnace flamed around them,
God, while in their troubles, found them;
He with love and mercy bound them,

Safe in the promised land.

Where are the twelve apostles?
Where are the twelve apostles?
Safe in the promised land.

They went up thro' pain and sighing.
Scoffing, scourging, crucifying,
Nobly for their Master dying,
Safe in the promised land.

Where are the holy Christians?

Where are the holy Christians?

Safe in the promised land.

Those who're washed in their robes

and made them white and spotless pure

and laid them where no earthly stain can fade them,

Safe in the promised land.

Where are the Hebrew children?

Where are the Hebrew children?

Safe in the promised land.

Three Sacred Harp ArrangementsMartha Shaffer
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