Psalm 131 (Israel Holdroyd)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-12)   CPDL #52606:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-12)   CPDL #52605:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-12).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All three stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Psalm 131
First Line: Is there ambition in my heart
Composer: Israel Holdroyd
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1722 in The Spiritual Man's Companion.

Description: This tune is sometimes called Oakingham. Original words were a paraphrase of Psalm 131 from the Old Version by Thomas Sternhold. Words substituted for these editions: Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 131, in three stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 131.