Sympathy (William Read)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-11-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). One more stanza of Watts' paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Sympathy
First Line: Blest is the man whose bowels move
Composer: William Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmonist (Daniel Read)

Description: Word by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 41, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 41.