Despair (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-06)   CPDL #40665:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Seven more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-08-06)   CPDL #40664:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-08-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Seven more stanzas added, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Despair
First Line: As on some lonely building's top
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1807 in The Harmonic Minstrelsey, p. 15

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 102, Part 1, with twelve stanzas. Janes used the fourth stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 102.