Milton (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-06-15)   CPDL #40039:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-15).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-15)   CPDL #40038:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-15).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Milton
First Line: My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, no. 14, p. 26-27

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 17, part 2, in six stanzas. Babcock used the sixth and fifth stanzas of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.