My hiding place, my refuge tower (Bennett Mintern Swaffield)

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  • CPDL #28421:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-02-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This edition is based on the first publication, in Richard Garbett's Sacred Harmony (1818). Verses after the first are printed after the music in the source, but have been underlaid here, and a keyboard accompaniment doubling the voice parts has been omitted.
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General Information

Title: My hiding place, my refuge tower
Composer: Bennett Mintern Swaffield
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: 1818 in Richard Garbett's Sacred Harmony, London, p. 182, where it is attributed to 'Swaffield'
  2nd published: 1822 in Twenty Five Original Melodies, p. 7
Description: Setting of verses 114, 115, 116 and 128 of the metrical New Version Psalm 119. Hymn Tune Index tune number 16044.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.