Plainfield (Hezekiah Moors)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-11)   CPDL #50486:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The four remaining stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Plainfield
First Line: Life, like a vain amusement, flies
Composer: Hezekiah Moors
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809 in The Province Harmony, p. 87

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 2, with seven stanzas. Moors used the third stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.