Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust (Charles William Hempel)

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  • CPDL #25162:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-12-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The source has the fully written-out keyboard accompaniment given here: the title page of Hempel's A Morning and an Evening Service describes the work as 'in Score, with a Separate Accompaniment for the Organ or Piano Forte'. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust
Composer: Charles William Hempel
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1821 in A Morning and an Evening Service, p. 34

Description: A setting of Psalm 90 in the metrical New Version. Original clefs of the voice parts are treble, alto, tenor, and bass. Verses 3-4 only of the text are underlaid in the source, where the text of verses 5-6 is given in full after the music of this setting.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.