Through all the changing scenes of life (Stephen Jarvis)

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  • CPDL #23023:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-01-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The vocal bass part is figured in the source: this figuring has been omitted from the present edition to facilitate the underlaying of the text. The first verse only of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially, on the basis of the title 'Psalm 34th 1 2 3 & 4/5 Verses' in the source.
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General Information

Title: Through all the changing scenes of life
Composer: Stephen Jarvis
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1816 in Twelve Psalm Tunes and Eight Anthems, p. 4

Description: A setting of four stanzas from Psalm 34 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 18239.

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Original text and translations

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Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.

Of his deliv'rance I will boast,
Till all that are distress’d
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.

O magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt his Name;
When in distress to him I call'd,
He to my rescue came.

Their drooping hearts were soon refresh'd,
Who look'd to him for aid;
Desir'd success in ev'ry face
A cheerful air display'd.