Defender of my rightful cause (Philip Hayes)

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  • CPDL #27223:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-09-25).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with the other verses given here printed after the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Defender of my rightful cause
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: James Merrick

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in Improved Psalmody, p. 14

Description: This setting of the first four verses of James Merrick's metrical version of Psalm 4, to a tune by Philip Hayes, was published on p14 of Improved Psalmody (London, 1794), compiled by William Dechair Tattersall. In that collection, it is given the descriptive heading 'An Incitement to private Meditation'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6552.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 4.