Since godly men decay, O Lord (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • CPDL #28602:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-03-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is notated in the alto clef in the source. The opening words of the first verse are given in the source, as 'Since Godly Men decay &c.', with the title 'Ps. 12th' also indicating the text: four stanzas of this text have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: Since godly men decay, O Lord
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 36

Description: Setting of Psalm 12 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2619.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 12.