Curiosity (Stephen Jenks)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-06)   CPDL #47908:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1799. Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-06)   CPDL #47906:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Curiosity
First Line: He framed the globe, he built the sky
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1799

Description: First published in The New-England Harmonist, 1799. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 96, part 2, with four stanzas. Originally published without words, with the indication "Ps. 96th, v.3rd, P. M.", which only fits the Isaac Watts paraphrase cited above.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 96.