Protection (Joseph Funk)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-22)   CPDL #38962:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from Harmonia Sacra, Tenth Edition, 1860. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-22)   CPDL #38961:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from Harmonia Sacra, Tenth Edition, 1860. Six stanzas included from Keen's hymn.

General Information

Title: Protection
First Line: How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Composer: Joseph Funk
Lyricist: Robert Keen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1832 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, and in many editions of that book (now renamed Harmonia Sacra) up to 2008

Description: Originally written for three parts (Treble-Tenor-Bass); Alto part was added before 1876. From 1851, was printed using Funk's unique seven-shape note system.
Words attributed to Robert Keen, 1787, in seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord.