Preparation (Barnabas McKyes)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-13)   CPDL #44954:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-06-13)   CPDL #44953:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Preparation
First Line: Awake, arise, behold thou hast
Composer: Barnabas McKyes
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1798 in Social Harmony, p. 39

Description: Words from The New England Primer, 1690, one stanza.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Awake, arise, behold thou hast
Thy life a leaf, thy breath a blast;
At night lie down prepared to have
Thy sleep, thy death, thy bed, thy grave.