All Saints (Alexander Gillet)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: All Saints
First Line: This life's a dream, an empty show
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in Andrew Law's The Christian Harmony

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 17, Part 2, with six stanzas. Gillet used the fourth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.