The singers go before with joy (John Arnold)

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  • CPDL #30746:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-12-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original clefs are treble, alto, tenor and bass. The B in the tenor part of beat 3 of bar 6 is indicated in the source with a . The text of the first verse only is underlaid in the source, with the three subsequent verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: The singers go before with joy
Composer: John Arnold
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1757

Description: This setting of verses from Psalm 68 in the metrical Old Version was published on p10 of John Arnold's The Psalmist's Recreation, London: 1757. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2438. It was republished in the fifth (1761) and later editions of Arnold's The Compleat Psalmodist, under the tune name 'Laindon'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 68, verses 26-27 and 29-30.