Lewisburgh (Nehemiah Shumway)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-07)  CPDL #66580:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-07).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from Shumway's The American Harmony, 1793. Three more stanzas included from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Lewisburgh
First Line: Sweet is the day of sacred rest
Composer: Nehemiah Shumway
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in Shumway's The American Harmony
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 92, part 1, with seven stanzas. Shumway used the second stanza of Watts' paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 92.