Palmer (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-06-27)   CPDL #40178:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other seven stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-06-27)   CPDL #40177:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-06-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other seven stanzas of Watts' paraphrase added.

General Information

Title: Palmer
First Line: I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, Second Edition, p. 100

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 63, Part 3, in eight stanzas. Babcock used the last stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition, altering the last line of that stanza: "And well employ my future days" for Watts' "And spend the remnant of my days."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 63.