Surprise (Barnabas McKyes)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-13)   CPDL #44963:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-06-13)   CPDL #44962:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Surprise
First Line: Our life contains a thousand springs
Composer: Barnabas McKyes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1798 in Social Harmony, p. 36.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 19 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Kyes used the third stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Let others boast how strong they be.