Somers (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-11)   CPDL #39289:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The two last stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-11)   CPDL #39288:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The last two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Somers
First Line: Our moments fly apace
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800 in The Musical Harmonist

Description: First published without words. Revised, and words added, in 1821.}}

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, in five stanzas. Jenks used the third stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.