Stafford (Oliver Brownson)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-16)   CPDL #57066:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Stafford
First Line: Return, O God of love, return
Composer: Oliver Brownson
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1783 in Brownson's Select Harmony

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 4, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.