Salem (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval notes, as written in 1806. Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. Another pair of stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. Another pair of stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Salem
First Line: Lord, what a feeble piece
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 1, no. 0
  2nd published: 1806 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 2, no. 36
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 90, Part 5, with five stanzas. Forbush used the first two stanzas in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.