Decay (Stephen Jenks)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-03)   CPDL #39176:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The last stanza of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-03)   CPDL #39175:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The last stanza of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Decay
First Line: My days are as the grass
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1805 in The Delights of Harmony, or Norfolk Compiler.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 103, Part 2, in eight stanzas. Jenks used the seventh stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 103.