Babylon (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-09)   CPDL #38827:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All six stanzas from Barlow's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-09)   CPDL #38826:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All six stanzas of Barlow's paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Babylon
First Line: Along the banks where Babel's current flows
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Joel Barlow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 30

Description. Words by Joel Barlow, 1786, paraphrase of Psalm 137, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.