Preserve me, Lord, from crafty foes (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #32962:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-09-16).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the alto clef in the source. The text is indicated in the source by the heading 'Ps. 140th', and by the opening words of the first verse, 'Preserve me Lord &c.'. This first verse has here been given in full and three other verses selected from the text have been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: Preserve me, Lord, from crafty foes
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 51

Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 2656.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 140.