The Sabbath (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-03)   CPDL #48674:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1789. The remaining pair of stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-02-03)   CPDL #48673:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-02-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The remaining pair of stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: The Sabbath
First Line: Welcome, sweet day of rest
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, pp. 35-36

Description. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 14 of Book 2, with four stanzas. French used the first two stanzas of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Welcome, sweet day of rest.