Farmington (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-22)   CPDL #38959:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All eight stanzas of Watts' poem included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-22)   CPDL #38958:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas included from Watts' poem.

General Information

Title: Farmington
First Line: Hence from my soul, my sins, depart
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 56.

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, poem entitled The Penitent Pardoned, with eight stanzas. French used the third stanza ("Black heavy thoughts, like mountains, roll") of Watts' poem in his composition, but it makes little sense by itself.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hence from my soul, my sins, depart.