Immortality (Amos Bull)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-03)   CPDL #35962:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-03).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other five stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-03)   CPDL #35961:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other five stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Immortality
First Line: I'll praise my maker with my breath
Composer: Amos Bull
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in The Responsary, p. 22, voiced for Treble-Treble-Tenor-Bass

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, his paraphrase of Psalm 146. In Bull's composition, lines three and six of each stanza are repeated.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 146.