Defend me, Lord, from shame (Stephen Jarvis)

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  • CPDL #22971:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-01-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The vocal bass part is figured in the source: this figuring has been omitted from the present edition to facilitate the underlaying of the text. The first verse only of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially, on the basis of the title 'Psalm the 31st. 1st 2d 3d & 5th Verses' in the source.
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Title: Defend me, Lord, from shame
Composer: Stephen Jarvis
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1816 in Twelve Psalm Tunes and Eight Anthems, p. 2-3

Description: A setting of stanzas 1-3 & 5 from Psalm 31 in the metrical New Version, by Stephen Jarvis. Hymn Tune Index tune number 18237.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 31.