Providence (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-15)   CPDL #38912:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1802. Another stanza included, selected from Watt' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-03-15)   CPDL #38911:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another stanza included, chosen from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Providence
First Line: Give thanks aloud to God
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 66. 88 (actually 66. 66. 44. 44.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1802 in Harmony of Harmony, p. 12

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 136, in eleven stanzas. French used the last stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 136.