Castile (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-16)   CPDL #49374:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-04-16)   CPDL #49373:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shape added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Castile
First Line: Come, let us sing unto the Lord
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: William Billings

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, pp. 64-65

Description. Words by William Billings, 1778, one stanza.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Come, let us sing unto the Lord,
And praise His name with one accord.
In this design one chorus raise,
From east to west His praise proclaim,
From pole to pole extol His fame,
The skies shall echo back His praise.