Hinsdale (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-03)   CPDL #41312:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included, chosen because they fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-03)   CPDL #41311:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included, chosen because they fit the music.

General Information

Title: Hinsdale
First Line: Thou wilt reveal the paths of life
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Harmonia Americana, 1791, p. 33

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 16, Part 2, with six stanzas. Holyoke used the third stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition, changing the first line slightly, from "Thou will reveal the path of life" to "Thou wilt reveal the paths of life."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 16.