Glad Tidings (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-14)   CPDL #39311:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more stanzas included from Tate's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-14)   CPDL #39310:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included from Tate's hymn.

General Information

Title: Glad Tidings
First Line: Fear not, said he, for mighty dread
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Nahum Tate

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1807

Description: First published in The Hartford Collection, 1807, p. 13. Words by Nahum Tate, 1700, in six stanzas. Jenks used the second stanza of Tate's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at While shepherds watched their flocks by night.