Defend me, Lord, from shame (Samuel Chapple)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-06)  CPDL #69099:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2022-05-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The voice parts are not named in the source, but appear to be in the order Tenor - Alto - Soprano (Air) - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch: the air and bass parts are bracketed together, and the bass line is figured. The parts have been given here in their usual order, clef and octave. Only the first stanza of the text is given in the source: subsequent stanzas, as indicated by the tune’s heading, have here been added editorially. The following notes are printed as small quaver grace notes in the source, followed in each case by a full-sized crotchet, and have been editorially expanded to pairs of quavers: bar 2, beat 1, soprano C and alto A; bar 5, beat 1, soprano G and tenor E; bar 12, beat 1, soprano C and alto A.

General Information

Title: Defend me, Lord, from shame
Composer: Samuel Chapple
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c1817 in Samuel Chapple's A Third Set of Six Anthems, with Twelve Psalm Tunes, p. 43
Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 18253. This tune is erroneously linked in the Hymn Tune Index with the text 'That man is blest, who stands in awe' and the title 'Ps. 112', which are in fact associated with the immediately preceding tune in Samuel Chapple's A Third Set of Six Anthems, with Twelve Psalm Tunes.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 31.