Charity (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-19)   CPDL #39700:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1803. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-19)   CPDL #39699:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-19).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Charity
First Line: Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Ed. 2, pp. 77-78

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, Hymn 134 of Book 1, with four stanzas. Babcock used all four stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews.