Psalm 137 (Israel Holdroyd)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-18)   CPDL #56671:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Renamed Wendover in 1732. Note shapes added (4-shape). Words substituted for the original words (beginning in 1748): John Hopkins, 1561, Old Version paraphrase of Psalm 71, with 25 stanzas; startong "My Lord, by God, in all distress." Five more stanzas included from Hopkins' hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-18)   CPDL #56670:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more stanzas included from Whittingham's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Psalm 137
First Line: When we did sit in Babylon
Composer: Israel Holdroyd
Lyricist: William Whittingham

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1722 in The Spiritual Man's Companion, Edition 1

Description: Re-titled Wendover in 1722. Words by William Whittingham, 1556, Old Version paraphrase of Psalm 137, with ten stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137 and Psalm 71.