Merrifield (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-23)   CPDL #48537:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-23).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-01-23)   CPDL #48536:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-01-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Merrifield
First Line: No sleep nor slumber to his eyes
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

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, pp. 19-20

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 132, Part 2, with eight stanzas. French used stanzas one and four of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 132.