Persia (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-25)   CPDL #53398:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-02-25).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. All three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-02-25)   CPDL #53397:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-02-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All three stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Persia
First Line: How pleasant 'tis to see
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 668. 668

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, pp. 63-64

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 133, Part 3, with three stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.