How num'rous, Lord, of late are grown (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #22854:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-12-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The counter part is notated in the alto clef in the source. The only indications of the text in the source are the title 'Ps. 3d.' and the opening words 'How numerous Ld': verses 1-5 of the text have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: How num'rous, Lord, of late are grown
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
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: 1757

Description: A setting of Psalm 3 in the metrical New Version, by Joseph Stephenson, from page 33 of his Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion. The first edition of this collection was published in 1757. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2610.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 3.