Cambridge (Amos Pilsbury)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-31)   CPDL #48240:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Several edits made; see sheet music for details. One more stanza of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-31)   CPDL #48239:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Several edits made; see sheet music for details. One more stanza of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Cambridge
First Line: My tongue repeats his vows
Composer: Amos Pilsbury
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 668. 668

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1799 in Pilsbury's The United States Sacred Harmony, p. 127

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 122, Part 2, with five stanzas. Pilsbury used the fifth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition, altering the words from "My tongue repeats her vows" to "My tongue repeats his vows."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 122.