My soul lies cleaving to the dust (Thomas Jarman)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-05-18). Score information: A4, 1 page, 46 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The original order of parts is Tenor - Alto - Air - [Bass]: the alto part is printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: three other verses have been added editorially.
First published: 1809 in Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns, p. 22
Description: Although the tune is marked 'Plaintive. C.M. Psalm 119. Pt. 17. Dr. Watts' in Jarman's Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns, the text underlaid there is from the sixteenth of Watts' paraphrases of Ps. 119. Hymn Tune Index tune number 13780. This was one of four tunes from Jarman's second book to be republished by Samuel Dyer in the first edition of his collection A New Selection of Sacred Music, Baltimore: 1817, where it was given the tune name 'Petition', but it was omitted from subsequent editions.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119 (sixteenth part of metrical paraphrases by Isaac Watts).