Judgment (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-13)   CPDL #33680:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Version as revised by Read in 1804. The other eight stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2014-12-13)   CPDL #33681:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-13).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Version as revised by Read in 1804. Six selected stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Judgment
First Line: Behold, the Judge descends, his guards are nigh
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 10 10. 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, p. 43; revised 1804.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 50. Read used the second stanza from Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 50.