St. Vincent's (In vain we lavish out our lives) (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-12)   CPDL #37492:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1788. The other nine stanzas from Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-12)   CPDL #37491:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-12).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other nine stanzas from Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: St. Vincent's (In vain we lavish out our lives)
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1788 in Sacred Harmony, or a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Ancient and Modern, p. 98.

Description: Composer not identified in this publication, nor by recent research. John and William Norman are known to be the engravers of this book (see Britton, Lowens, and Crawford 1990). Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, his Hymn 80 of Book 1, in ten stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In vain we lavish out our lives.