Request (Barnabas McKyes)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-10)   CPDL #56229:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1790. All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-12-10)   CPDL #56228:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Request
First Line: Return, O God of love, return
Composer: Barnabas McKyes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790 in Federal Harmony (Asahel Benham)

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 4, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.