Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er (James Shoubridge)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-07)   CPDL #34183:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-01-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er
Composer: James Shoubridge
Tune: Amazement
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1837 in The Congregational Harmonist, no. 32, on p. 564 and was listed in the 'Weekly List of New Publications' on p. 64 of The Musical World, No. 82, Vol. 7, of 6 October 1837

Description: This tune is attributed 'J. Shoubridge' in The Congregational Harmonist, and is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that work to denote 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 139.