Whitestown (Where nothing dwelt but beasts of prey) (Howd)

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  • (Posted 2007-11-24)  CPDL #15515:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2007-11-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 214 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Version taken from The Hesperian Harp.

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Title: Whitestown (Where nothing dwelt but beasts of prey)
Composer: Howd
Lyricist: Isaac Watts, Psalm for New England (Ps 107 Last Part)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Where nothing dwelt but beasts of prey,
Or men as fierce and wild as they,
He bids th'oprest and poor repair,
And builds them towns and cities there.

They sow the fields and trees they plant
whose yearly fruit supplies their want.
Their race grow up from fruitful stocks;
Their wealth increases with their flocks.