North Kingston (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-16)   CPDL #40370:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-16)   CPDL #40369:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-16).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2016. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
  • (Posted 2016-07-16)   CPDL #40368:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Oval note edition, as written in 1803. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-16)   CPDL #40366:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part version. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: North Kingston
First Line: Sing to the Lord Jehovah's name
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3 or 4vv   Voicings: STB and SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 70.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 95, Part 1, with six stanzas. Babcock used the first two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition, altering the second stanza somewhat, as shown below.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 95.

English.png English text

Isaac Watts, Psalm 95, Part 1, Stanza 2
With thanks approach his awful sight,
And psalms of honor sing;
The Lord's a God of boundless might,
The whole creation's King.

 

Babcock 1803
With thanks approach his awful throne,
And psalms of honor sing;
The Lord Jehovah reigns alone,
The whole creation's King.