Judgment (Nehemiah Shumway)

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  • (Posted 2015-06-10)   CPDL #35697:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-10).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Measure 27 in Bass changed from four quarter notes to two quarter notes and a half note, to fit the words. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-06-10)   CPDL #35696:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-10).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Measure 27 in Bass changed from four quarter notes to two quarter notes and a half note, to fit the words.

General Information

Title: Judgment
First Line: The Lord, the Judge, before His throne
Composer: Nehemiah Shumway
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793 in Shumway's The American Harmony, pp. 172-173.

Description: Words

by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 50. Shumway used stanzas one and three in his composition; other stanzas of Watts' paraphrase don't fit Shumway's music.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 50.