Belmont


                             Belmont

                         William Gardiner, Sacred Melodies (1812)
                                            Mandolin tablature by
                                         Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1999

Key: G
Smooth, like a moderate waltz, tempo about 108

                                                  _
E--||----------|--------------|--------------|---/-\--------|
A--||--3:------|--2-------0---|--------------|--------------|
D--||--4:--0---|----------4---|--5-------4---|--4---2---5---|
G--||------4---|--------------|--------------|----------5---|
           |      |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |

         When    all     thy    mer -  cies,    O      my

                    _              _
|--------------|---/-\--------|---/-\--------|
|----------5---|--5---3---2---|--2---0-------|
|--0-------0---|--0-------0---|--2-------5---|
|--4-----------|----------0---|--------------|
   |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |

  God,    My     ris  -  ing    soul    sur -

     ____________
|---/----------|-\------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--2-------0---|--------------|
|--5-----------|--4-------0---|--0-----------|--5-------4---|
|--4-----------|--------------|--------------|--4-----------|
   |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |

  veys,                 Trans - port -  ed    with     the

     _                             _              _
|---/-\--------|--------------|---/-\--------|---/-\--------|
|--------------|----------5---|--5---3---0---|------2---0---|
|--4---2---5---|--0-----------|----------2---|--5-------4---|
|----------5---|--4-----------|--------------|--------------|
   |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |

  view,   I'm   lost     In     won  -  der,   love    and

     ____________
|---/----------|-\----r---||
|--------------|------e---||
|--5-----------|--5---s---||
|--4-----------|--4---t---||
   |   |   |      |   |

 praise.

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==                    TABLATURE EXPLANATION                    ==
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                             _____                     _
---------                ---/--|--\---             ---/-\---
-4:------ Time           --/---|---\-- Tied        ------2-- Slur
-4:------ Signature      --5---|---5-- Note        --5------
---------                --4---|---4--             ---------

Meter: C.M.

The text "When All Thy Mercies" was written by Joseph Addison (d. 1719). This text is usually set to a different hymn tune called "Manoah." Two texts more commonly set to "Belmont" are "The Lord Be with Us as Each Day" and Charles Wesley's "O for a Heart to Praise My God." Both tunes and all three texts are in the public domain worldwide.

There is a beautiful version of "When All Thy Mercies," to the tune of "Belmont," on Fernando Ortega's album The Breaking of the Dawn.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Belmont".


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