Justification (Merit Woodruff)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-11)   CPDL #49618:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1800. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-11)   CPDL #49617:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Justification
First Line: I shall behold the face
Composer: Merit Woodruff
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800 in Devotional Harmony, p. 18.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 17, Part 1, with five stanzas. Woodruff used the last two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.