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Author Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788
Title Funeral hymn
Hymn, [electronic resource] / composed by the late Reverend Mr. George Whitefield, with design to be sung at his own funeral. ; Now re-published at the request of a number of friends to that truly worthy and pious gentleman. ; (Adapted to Savanna tune.)
Imprint [Boston] : Printed by E. Russell, next Liberty-Stump., 1790
Descript 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 37 x 26 cm
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 23079
Note Hymn in twelve numbered stanzas; first line: Ah! lovely appearance of death!
"Though the title of this hymn states that the author was George Whitefield, it was first printed in the first series of Charles Wesley's funeral hymns. ... See also Charles Wesley's Journal, vol. 1, 1849, p. 379, for the occasion which inspired this poem."--Sabin, entry 102643
Followed by: New-England hymn, by the late Reverend Dr. Byles. (Adapted to America tune.)
Parentheses substituted for square brackets in title transcriptions
Text in two columns; printed area measures 35.2 x 21.0 cm
Evans 23079
Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 2605
Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry, 450
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 23079)
Subject Death -- Songs and music
New England theology -- Songs and music
Broadsides. rbgenr
Hymns. rbgenr
Alt Author Whitefield, George, 1714-1770
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788. New-England hymn
Vari Title Savanna (Tune)
America (Tune)
Alt Title Hymn, composed by the late Reverend Mr. George Whitefield
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