Canada (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-02)   CPDL #41661:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Belknap's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-11-02)   CPDL #41660:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All four stanzas of Belknap's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-11-02)   CPDL #41659:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Belknap's paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Canada
First Line: O Lord, to our request give ear
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Jeremy Belknap

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Columbian Repository, pp. 456-457

Description: Words by Jeremy Belknap, 1795, paraphrase of Psalm 64, in four stanzas; based on paraphrases of that Psalm by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1698; and James Merrick, 1765.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 64.