Creation (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-14)   CPDL #38890:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 19, in eight stanzas. All eight stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-14)   CPDL #38889:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 84 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 19, in eight stanzas. All eight stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Creation
First Line: Blest be the man whose piercing mind
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 10

Description: Words in 1802 obscure, by an unknown author, and not fitting the title very well (see below).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 19.

English.png English text

Words appearing with the music in 1802
Blest be the man whose piercing mind
By vulgar precepts unconfined,
On wild inventive wings can soar,
Where rude misshapen systems lay
Beyond the reach of order's sway,
And nature's boundless depths explore.