Malden (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-13)   CPDL #39305:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 62 of Book 2, in six stanzas. This hymn was written "in a great sudden storm of thunder, August 20, 1697." All six stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-13)   CPDL #39304:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 62 of Book 2, in six stanzas. This hymn was written "in a great sudden storm of thunder, August 20, 1697." All six stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Malden
First Line: Sing to the Lord, ye heavenly hosts
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, no. 17, p. 18.

Description: Words printed there are by an unknown author, describing a thunderstorm (below).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Sing to the Lord, ye heavenly hosts.

English.png English text

Now sable clouds from western skies
In dusky pillars roll,
Swiftly the forked lightning flies,
Loud thunders rack the pole.