Bethesda (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-19)   CPDL #43203:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. All six stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-02-19)   CPDL #43202:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in shapenote (4-shape) format, as published in 1821. All six stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Bethesda
First Line: Show pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, p. 19.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 51, part 1, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.