Lamentation (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-01)   CPDL #48637:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-02-01)   CPDL #48636:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Lamentation
First Line: O, if my soul were formed for woe
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1789 in The New American Melody, pp. 58-59.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 106 of Book 2, with five stanzas. French used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O, if my soul were formed for woe.