Justification (Merit Woodruff)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-11)   CPDL #49618:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-11)   CPDL #49617:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Justification
First Line: I shall behold the face
Composer: Merit Woodruff
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800

Description: Published in Devotional Harmony, 1800, p. 18. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 17, Part 1, with five stanzas. Woodruff used the last two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.