Upward I lift mine eyes (Thomas Clark)

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  • CPDL #32963:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-09-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The original order of parts is 2nd - 1st - [Instrumental bass] in the opening symphony, and Tenor - [Alto] - Treble - [Bass] - [Instrumental bass] thereafter. The alto voice part is given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source. The concluding symphony is given on the voice staves, with the treble-range instrumental part printed on the tenor stave at the same pitch as given in this edition (i.e. this has not been transposed by an octave in transcription). The first verse is underlaid in the source, with the subsequent verses given here printed after the music.
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General Information

Title: Upward I lift mine eyes
Composer: Thomas Clark
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 88

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1810 in A Fourth Set of Psalm Tunes, p. 15

Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 13216.

The tune appears in the early 19th century manuscript book of James Hurford of Spaxton, Somerset (Somerset Archives: D\P\chlch/23/1), headed 'Psalm 136 or 148', and with three verses of the metrical New Version Psalm 148 underlaid, beginning 'Ye boundless realms of joy', in place of the Watts text used by Clark.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 121.