Coventry (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-12)   CPDL #38857:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Words substituted in this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 146 of Book 2, with four stanzas. All four stanzas included in this edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-12)   CPDL #38856:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words substituted in this edition: Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 146 of Book 2, with four stanzas. All four stanzas included in this edition.

General Information

Title: Coventry
{{FirstLine|The sun may set beyond the main (original)
First Line: Man has a soul of vast desires (these editions)
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 64.

Description: Words originally printed are obscure and by an unknown author (see Jones 1998; words shown below).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Man has a soul of vast desires.

English.png English text

The sun may set beyond the main,
And rise to light the world again,
But we, when our sad days are o'er,
Shall set, alas, to rise no more.
Original words, by an unknown author