Conviction (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-15)   CPDL #38904:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1802. Five more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' poem. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-15)   CPDL #38903:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' poem.

General Information

Title: Conviction
First Line: Alas, my aching heart
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 14.

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Confession and Pardon, with seventeen stanzas. French used the first two stanzas from Watts' poem in his composition. (The last two stanzas of Watts' poem are 88. 88. (L. M.))

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alas, my aching heart.