Brevity (Abraham Wood)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-11)   CPDL #39629:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Words added for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 58 of Book 2, with seven stanzas; six stanzas included with this edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-11)   CPDL #39628:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-11).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words added for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 58 of Book 2, with seven stanzas; six stanzas included with this edition.
  • (Posted 2016-05-11)   CPDL #39627:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-11).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words printed with original in 1800 (see below).

General Information

Title: Brevity
First Line: Man, born of woman, like a flower
Composer: Abraham Wood
Lyricists: Anonymous and Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in The Evangelical Harmony, p. 36.

Description: Words by an unknown author, apparently only appearing here.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Time, what an empty vapor tis.

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Man, born of woman, like a flower,
Short-lived is seen to rise;
At morning blooms, at evening hour,
He withers, falls, and dies.