Mortality (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-08)   CPDL #33615:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. As revised by Read in 1806. The other seven stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2014-12-08)   CPDL #33616:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). As revised by Read in 1806. The other seven stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Mortality
First Line: Death, like an overflowing stream
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, p. 29; revised 1806

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 90. Read used the fifth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.