Supplication (Daniel Read)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-05)   CPDL #47883:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One note changed to avoid a dissonance. One additional stanza included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-12-05)   CPDL #47882:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). One note changed, to avoid a dissonance. One more stanza included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Supplication
First Line: O wash my soul from every sin
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793

Description: First published in The Columbian Harmonist, No. 1, 1793, p. 16. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 1, with six stanzas. Read used the third stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.