Delaware (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-25)  CPDL #39778:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2016-05-24)  CPDL #39777:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another pair of stanzas (20 and 21) included, from Watts' poem.

General Information

Title: Delaware
First Line: In awful state the conquering God
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in Babcock's The Middlesex Harmony, no. 1, p. 3-4
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, a poem entitled The Song of Angels Above, in 22 stanzas. Babcock used stanzas 18 and 19 in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Earth has detained me prisoner long.