Vienna (Daniel Read)

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  • CPDL #32383:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #31751:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-04-23).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Vienna
First Line: My soul lies cleaving to the dust
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, adaptation of Psalm 119, verses 25 and 37.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

My soul lies cleaving to the dust,
Lord, give me life divine.
From vain desires and every lust
Turn off these eyes of mine.

I need the influence of Thy grace
to speed me in Thy way.
Lest I should loiter in Thy race
or turn my feet astray.