Wilmington (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-28)   CPDL #39837:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other four stanzas from Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-28)   CPDL #39836:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other four stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Wilmington
First Line: Tis god that lifts our comforts high
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 60

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 5 of Book 1, with five stanzas. Babcock used the third stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Naked as from the earth we came.