Providence (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-15)   CPDL #38912:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1802. Another stanza included, selected from Watt' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-15)   CPDL #38911:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included, chosen from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Providence
First Line: Give thanks aloud to God
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 66. 88 (actually 66. 66. 44. 44.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 12

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 136, in eleven stanzas. French used the last stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.