The singers go before with joy (John Arnold)

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  • CPDL #30746:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-12-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original clefs are treble, alto, tenor and bass. The B in the tenor part of beat 3 of bar 6 is indicated in the source with a . The text of the first verse only is underlaid in the source, with the three subsequent verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: The singers go before with joy
Composer: John Arnold
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in The Psalmist's Recreation, p. 10

Description: Setting of verses from Psalm 68 in the metrical Old Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2438. It was republished in the fifth (1761) and later editions of Arnold's The Compleat Psalmodist, under the tune name 'Laindon'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 68, verses 26-27 and 29-30.