Azmon

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Azmon (Hebrew: עצמן‎‎ or עצמון; ‛atsmôn) is an unidentified site, marking the western portion of the southern frontier of Judah before the point where "it went out at the Brook of Egypt". It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible books of Numbers (34:4-5) and Joshua (15:4).[1]

The hymn tune AZMON was written by Carl Gläser (1784-1829), arranged by Lowell Mason and published in Mason's "Modern Psalmist" (Boston, 1839)[2] Several common meter Christian hymns, most notably O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, have been set to that tune. The tune was first published in duple meter, with almost all the notes equally long. Mason later revised it to triple meter, with most measures having a short-short-long-long rhythm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azmon", Encyclopedia Biblica
  2. ^ Westermeyer, Paul (2005). Let the People Sing: Hymn Tunes in Perscpective. Chicago: GIA Publications. p. 301. ISBN 1-57999-353-2.