There is a land of pure delight (William Marsh)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-10-13). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The original order of staves is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the air and bass bracketed together. The alto part is given in the source in the treble clef, at the upper octave. The part shown in the present edition as the alto part for the phrase from beat 3 of bar 15 through to bar 18 is printed on the tenor stave in the source and marked 'Treble PIA' - this has been moved to the alto part in the present edition without transposing by an octave. The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially.
First published: 1815 in A Set of New Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 9
Description: A setting of Isaac Watts' hymn to a tune 'Wilmington' by William Marsh. While this is the text underlaid in Marsh's book, and referred to in the heading of the setting as 'Hy: 66 Bk: 2 Dr. Watts', Marsh also suggests the metrical New Version of Psalm 33 as an alternative.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at There is a land of pure delight.