Augusta (Abraham Maxim)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-18)   CPDL #42704:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn; the last few lines altered slightly. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-18)   CPDL #42703:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Three more pairs of stanzas included, from Watts' hymn; the last few lines altered slightly.

General Information

Title: Augusta
First Line: Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Composer: Abraham Maxim
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1802 in The Oriental Harmony.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, Hymn 92 of Book 2, with eight stanzas. Maxim used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition, altering the words.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Shout to the Lord, and let our joys.

English.png English text

Watts, Hymn 92, Book 1
1. Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Through the whole nation run;
Ye British skies, resound the noise
Beyond the rising sun.
. . .
. . .
8. Almighty grace defends our land
From their malicious power;
Let Britain with united songs
Almighty grace adore.

 

Maxim 1802
1. Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Through all the nations run;
Ye western skies, resound the noise
Beyond the rising sun.
. . .
Used in these editions
8. Almighty grace defends our land
From their malicious power;
Then let us with united songs
Almighty grace adore.