Blest be the name of Jacob's God (Joseph Haydn)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-09)   CPDL #38117:           
Editor: Tulipo Petressian (submitted 2016-01-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #27242:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-09-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with the other verses given here printed after the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Blest be the name of Jacob's God
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Lyricist: James Merrick

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSB and SAB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1794

Description: This setting of verses 21-24 of James Merrick's metrical version of Psalm 31 was published on p119 of Improved Psalmody (London, 1794), compiled by William Dechair Tattersall. In that collection, it is given the descriptive heading 'The Prayer of the Psalmist being accepted, he exhorts the good to rely on God's help alone', and is attributed to 'Dr. Haydn'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6834.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 31.