Lamentation (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-31)   CPDL #40586:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 4, Part 2, with six stanzas. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-31)   CPDL #40585:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 4, Part 2, with six stanzas. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
  • (Posted 2016-07-31)   CPDL #40584:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words by Tate and Brady, paraphrase of Psalm 137, stanza 1. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Lamentation
First Line: When we, our wearied limbs to rest
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Massachusetts Harmony, pp. 54-55

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version, paraphrase of Psalm 137, with nine stanzas. The first two stanzas are the only ones that fits the music.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137. (Tate and Brady)
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 4. (Watts)