Depravity (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-02)   CPDL #47854:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The remaining two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-12-02)   CPDL #47853:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-02).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The remaining two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Depravity
First Line: By nature all have gone astray
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmonist No. 1, p. 11.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 14, Part 1, with six stanzas. Read used the fourth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 14.