Supplication (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-04)   CPDL #48690:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: As written in 1789. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Supplication
First Line: Show pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1789 in The New American Melody, pp. 45-48.

Description. This tune changes key frequently. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 51, Part 1, with six stanzas. French used five of Watts' stanzas (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.