Confession (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-28)   CPDL #39048:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-28).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another triad of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-28)   CPDL #39047:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another triad of stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Confession
First Line: Lord, I am vile, conceived in 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

First published: 1803 in The American Compiler; revised by Jenks in 1805

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 2, in seven stanzas. Jenks used the first three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.