Bethel (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-28)   CPDL #55200:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-08-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1813-1816. All six stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Bethel
First Line: Let Zion and her sons rejoice
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Patterson's Church Music
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1

Description: Attributed to Lucius Chapin by Scholten (1979); probably not by either of the Chapin brothers (Nikos Pappas). Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 102, Part 2, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 102.