Medford (Hezekiah Moors)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-21)   CPDL #51548:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-10-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1809. Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

Description: Words altered from first-person to third-person. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

  • (Posted 2018-10-21)   CPDL #51547:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-10-21).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

Description: Words altered from first-person to third-person. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Medford
First Line: Sing to the Lord aloud
Composer: Hezekiah Moors
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809 in The Province Harmony, p. 120

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 81, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 81.

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Isaac Watts, 1719

2. "From vile idolatry
Preserve my worship clean;
I am the Lord, who set thee free
From slavery and sin.

5. "Yet, O! that all my saints
Would hearken to my voice!
Soon I would ease their sore complaints,
And bid their hearts rejoice.

6. "While I destroy their foes,
I'd richly feed my flock;
And they should taste the stream that flows
From their eternal rock."

 

Modifications for these editions

2. From vile idolatry
Preserve his worship clean;
He is the Lord, who sets us free
From slavery and sin.

3. Yet, O! that all his saints
Would hearken to his voice!
Soon he would ease their sore complaints,
And bid their hearts rejoice.

4. While he destroys our foes,
He'll richly feed his flock;
And we will taste the stream that flows
From our eternal rock.