Enfield (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2014-09-14)  CPDL #32945:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition.
  • (Posted 2014-05-02)  CPDL #31814:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-05-02).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Enfield
First Line: Might I enjoy the meanest place
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred  Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book, Edition 1
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 84.

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Original text and translations

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Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within Thy house, O God of grace,
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power,
Should tempt my feet to leave Thy door.