Despondency (Walter Janes)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All nine stanzas of Watts' poem included.

General Information

Title: Despondency
First Line: Oft have I sat in secret sighs
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: First published in The Harmonic Minstrelsey, 1807, p. 17. Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, poem entitled A sight of heaven in sickness, in nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Oft have I sat in secret sighs.