How blest is he who ne'er consents (John Bellamy)

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  • CPDL #29823:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-08-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto and tenor parts are given in the alto and tenor clefs respectively in the source. The notes in the soprano part on the second beat of bar 8 and in bar 9 are both printed in the source as G, but have here been emended to G as more consistent with the harmony. The first verse of text is underlaid in the source, with all subsequent verses printed after the music: of these, verses 2 and 3 have here been underlaid additionally.
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General Information

Title: How blest is he who ne'er consents
Composer: John Bellamy
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1745 in John Bellamy's book A System of Divine Musick, London, p. 1 of 5.

Description: Setting of Psalm 1 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 1759.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 1.