Precept (Elisha West)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-30)  CPDL #56445:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1793. The last stanza of Watts' hymn included.
  • (Posted 2019-12-29)  CPDL #56444:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-12-29).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The last stanza of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Precept
First Line: The watchmen join their voice
Composer: Elisha West
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The American Harmony
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 10 of Book 1, with six stanzas. West used the fifth stanza of Watts' hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How beauteous are their feet.