Gloucester (Jacob Kimball)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-05-16)   CPDL #49656:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-05-16)   CPDL #49655:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Gloucester
First Line: Give to the Lord immortal praise
Composer: Jacob Kimball
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793

Description: Published in Kimball's Rural Harmony, 1793, pp. 81-82. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 136, Abridged, with five stanzas. Kimball used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition, changing the first line from "Give to our God immortal praise" to "Give to the Lord immortal praise." This change is very common among American compilers of psalms and hymns.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.