Happy City (Daniel Read)

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  • CPDL #32558:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • CPDL #32559:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-07-28).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other two stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included. Re-formatted 2015-08-14.

General Information

Title: Happy City
First Line: Happy the city, where their sons
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, Edition 1

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 144.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 144.