O the delights, the heavenly joys (William Marsh)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-18)   CPDL #49388:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-04-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The original order of staves is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the air and bass bracketed together. The alto and tenor parts are given in the source in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is underlaid in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially.
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General Information

Title: O the delights, the heavenly joys
Composer: William Marsh
Tune: Mount Tabor
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1815 in A Set of New Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 2

Description: While this is the text underlaid in Marsh's book, and referred to in the heading of the setting as 'Hy: 91 Bk: 2 Dr. Watts', Marsh also suggests the metrical Old Version of Psalm 81 as an alternative.

Hymn Tune Index tune number 15506.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O! the delights, the heavenly joys.