Meditation (Stephen Jenks)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-06)   CPDL #47904:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. All ten stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-06)   CPDL #47902:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All ten stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Meditation
First Line: In all my vast concerns with thee
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800

Description: Published in The Musical Harmonist, 1800. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 139, Second Part 1, with ten stanzas. Originally published without words, with the indication "C. M. Ps. 139." There are three paraphrases written by Isaac Watts with meter C. M.; the first seems most appropriate to the tune.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 139.