Mansfield (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-24)   CPDL #35188:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-04-24)   CPDL #35187:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Mansfield
First Line: Think, mighty God, on feeble man
Composer: William Billings
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1779 in Music in Miniature, no. 68.
     2. Published: 1804 in The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, posthumously..

Description: First published in Music In Miniature, 1779, p. 30, without words. Words given, apparently by Billings, as Isaac Watts 1719 paraphrase of Psalm 89, upon revision of The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, published 1804 (see Nathan 1977).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 89.