Lamentation (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-31)  CPDL #40586:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 4, Part 2, with six stanzas. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
  • (Posted 2016-07-31)  CPDL #40585:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 4, Part 2, with six stanzas. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.
  • (Posted 2016-07-31)  CPDL #40584:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Words by Tate and Brady, paraphrase of Psalm 137, stanza 1.

General Information

Title: Lamentation
First Line: When we, our wearied limbs to rest
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Tate and Bradycreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Massachusetts Harmony, pp. 54-55

Description: Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, New Version, paraphrase of Psalm 137, with nine stanzas. The first two stanzas are the only ones that fits the music.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137. (Tate and Brady)
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 4. (Watts)