Byfield (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-17)   CPDL #41470:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1803. Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-17)   CPDL #41469:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Byfield
First Line: Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in The Columbian Repository, p. 377.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, Hymn 92 of Book 2, with eight stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition. Holyoke changed the words of stanzas 1 and 8, as shown below.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Shout to the Lord, and let our joys.

English.png English text

Watts, Hymn 92, Book 1
1. Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Through the whole nation run;
Ye British skies, resound the noise
Beyond the rising sun.
. . .
8. Almighty grace defends our land
From their malicious power;
Let Britain with united songs
Almighty grace adore.

 

Holyoke 1791
1. Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Through the whole nation run;
Ye western skies, resound the noise
Beyond the rising sun.
. . .
8. Almighty grace defends our land
From their malicious power;
Then let us with united songs
Almighty grace adore.