Nisi Dominus (Christopher Upton)

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Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2012-05-24).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
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General Information

Title: Nisi Dominus
Composer: Christopher Upton
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

Published: 2012

Description: Hymn tune, 88. 88 (L.M.), set to Isaac Watts' metrication of Psalm 127.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  If God succeed not, all the cost
And pains to build the house are lost;
If God the city will not keep,
The watchful guards as well might sleep.
2  What if you rise before the sun,
And work and toil when day is done,
Careful and sparing eat your bread,
To shun that poverty you dread.

 

3  'Tis all in vain, till God hath blest;
He can make rich, yet give us rest:
Children and friends are blessings too,
If God our sovereign make them so.
4  Happy the man to whom he sends
Obedient children, faithful friends:
How sweet our daily comforts prove,
When they are seasoned with his love!