Religion (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-31)   CPDL #39146:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-31)   CPDL #39145:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Re-formatted 2019-05-01. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Religion
First Line: Some walk in honor's gaudy show
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in The Delights of Harmony

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 39, Part 2, in six stanzas. Jenks used stanzas four and six in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 39.