How blest is he who ne'er consents (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • (Posted 2010-12-07)  CPDL #22791:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-12-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The counter part is notated in the alto clef in the source. The only indications of the text for this tune in the source are the tune title 'Ps 1st.' and the first two words 'How blest': the underlaid text has been added editorially.

General Information

Title: How blest is he who ne'er consents
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 33
Description: A setting of Psalm 1 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2608.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 1.