Lord, number out my life and days (Joseph Key)

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  • CPDL #21255:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-03-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Verse 5 only of the text is given in the source: verses 6 and 8 have been added editorially, and have been underlaid to assist in word-fitting. The alto part is notated in the treble clef at the upper octave in the source. The time signature in the source is retorted time.
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General Information

Title: Lord, number out my life and days
Composer: Joseph Key
Lyricist: John Hopkins, on Psalm 39

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 32

Description: Setting of Ps. 39 in the metrical Old Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4560.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 39.