Supplication (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-05)   CPDL #47883:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One note changed to avoid a dissonance. One additional stanza included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-05)   CPDL #47882:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). One note changed, to avoid a dissonance. One more stanza included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Supplication
First Line: O wash my soul from every sin
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmonist, No. 1, p. 16.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 1, with six stanzas. Read used the third stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.