Inspiration (Jacob French)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-26)   CPDL #49847:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-26).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Retitled Inspiration, with different words: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 151 of Book 2, with four stanzas; all four stanzas used. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-05-26)   CPDL #49846:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-26).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Retitled Inspiration, with different words: Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 151 of Book 2, with four stanzas; all four stanzas used. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Inspiration
First Line: Twas by an order from the Lord
Composer: Jacob French
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789 in The New American Melody, 1789, pp. 38-39

Description: Originally titled Britain, with words by Isaac Watts, from Divine and Moral Songs for Children, entitled Great God! To thee my voice I raise, with six stanzas. French used the first three stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Great God! To thee my voice I raise and Twas by an order from the Lord.