Let all the lands with shouts of joy (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #23272:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-03-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the alto clef in the source. As noted below, the only indication of the text in the source is the opening words 'Let all the Lands with shouts of joy. &c.': four verses of this text have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: Let all the lands with shouts of joy
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 48

Description: A setting of Psalm 66 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2649. Although this tune is headed 'Ps: 65th. A 4 Voci.' in Church Harmony, the opening words of the text given are 'Let all the Lands with shouts of joy. &c.', the beginning of the New Version Ps. 66. Furthermore, Psalm 65 NV, 'For thee, O God, our constant praise', is a Long Metre text, and so would not fit this Common Metre tune without some splitting of notes.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 66.