Newburyport (Stephen Jenks)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other stanza of Wesley's poem included.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other stanza from Wesley's poem included.

General Information

Title: Newburyport
First Line: In every land begin the song
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: John Wesley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in The Delights of Harmony

Description: Words by John Wesley, 1786, two stanzas appended to Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Psalm 117.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Isaac Watts, paraphrase of Psalm 117 (1719)
From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung
Through every land, by every tongue.

Eternal are thy mercies, Lord,
Eternal truth attends thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.


John Wesley, additions; his Hymn 157
Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring,
In songs of praise divinely sing;
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Savior's name,

In every land begin the song,
To every land the strains belong;
In cheerful founds all voices raise,
And fill the world with loudest praise.