Despair (Barnabas McKyes)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-17)   CPDL #45016:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All eight stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-06-16)   CPDL #45013:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Despair
First Line: Out of the deeps of long distress
Composer: Barnabas McKyes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1798 in Social Harmony, p. 27

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 130, Part 1, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 130.