Surprise (Barnabas McKyes)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-13)   CPDL #44962:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-06-13).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas included, selected from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Surprise
First Line: Our life contains a thousand springs
Composer: M. Kyescreate page
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella


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Description: First published in Asahel Benham's Social Harmony, 1798, p. 36. Words by Isaac Watts, 1709, Hymn 19 of Book 2, with six stanzas. Kyes used the third stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Let others boast how strong they be.