Knoxville (Abraham Maxim)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-21)   CPDL #42736:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' paraphrase. Words of the sixth stanza amended. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-21)   CPDL #42735:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' paraphrase. Words of the sixth stanza amended.

General Information

Title: Knoxville
First Line: O for a shout of sacred joy
Composer: Abraham Maxim
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1802

Description: First published in The Oriental Harmony, 1802. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 47, in six stanzas. Maxim used the first 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 47.

English.png English text

Isaac Watts, Psalm 47, st. 6
The British islands are the Lord's,
There Abraham's God is known,
While powers, and princes, shields and swords,
Submit before his throne.

 

Amended for these editions
Know that the nations are the Lord's,
Where Abraham's God is known,
While powers, and princes, shields and swords,
Submit before his throne.