Syria (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-27)   CPDL #37675:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 92 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. 24 more stanzas from Watts' paraphrase added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-27)   CPDL #37674:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Ten more stanzas selected from Watts' paraphrase added below.

General Information

Title: Syria
First Line: The spreading billows know their bound
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, no. 9, p. 11

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 104, in 28 stanzas. Belknap used stanzas six and eight in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 104.