Humility (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-06-19)   CPDL #40092:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1803. All seven stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-19)   CPDL #40091:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All seven stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Humility
First Line: God of my life, look gently down
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 82.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 39, part 3, in seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 39.