Goshen (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-01)   CPDL #39159:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few minor edits, otherwise as written in 1804. The three remaining stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-01)   CPDL #39158:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The three remaining stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.
  • CPDL #23483:     
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2011-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: The unusual sounding notes are correct - ie, m2, the C-G-F-C chord. The original is in e minor.

General Information

Title: Goshen
First Line: O wash my soul from every sin
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1804 in The Delights of Harmony.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 1, in six stanzas; Jenks used the third stanza in his composition. Early American music; although not shapenote, his music appears in many later shapenote books.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.