Castle Island (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-31)   CPDL #48630:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-31)   CPDL #48629:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Castle Island
First Line: Great God, whom heavenly hosts obey
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1789 in The New American Melody, p. 37.

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 80, with eleven stanzas. French used the third stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 80.