How numerous, Lord, of late are grown (William Gifford)

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  • CPDL #24370:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-09-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 30 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. The alto F# in bar 7 has been sharpened editorially: this note has no accidental in the source. The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with the three subsequent verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially, and the figuring of the vocal bass part in the source has been omitted to facilitate this.
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General Information

Title: How numerous, Lord, of late are grown
Composer: William Gifford
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in Twelve New Psalm Tunes, p. 12

Description: A setting of verses from Psalm 3 in the metrical New Version, by William Gifford. Hymn Tune Index tune number 10960.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 3.