There is a house not made with hands (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-03)   CPDL #42948:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2017-02-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of staves in the source is Tenor - Alto - Soprano - Bass, with the alto and tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. The Soprano and Bass staves are bracketed together and a keyboard accompaniment is indicated between these parts with small notes: this keyboard accompaniment (which largely doubles the inner vocal parts) has been omitted from this edition. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: There is a house not made with hands
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Mansion
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1820 in W. J. White's collection The Sacred Herald, London, p. 52.

Description: The same attribution is used for four other works in the same book, including 'Lees Court' on p. 25, a setting of Blest who with generous pity glows, which was also published in Thomas Clark’s own book A Ninth Set of Psalm Tunes, London: [c1830].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at There is a house not made with hands.