Protection (Joseph Funk)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-22)  CPDL #38962:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from Harmonia Sacra, Tenth Edition, 1860.
  • (Posted 2016-03-22)  CPDL #38961:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from Harmonia Sacra, Tenth Edition, 1860. Six stanzas included from Keen's hymn.

General Information

Title: Protection
First Line: How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Composer: Joseph Funk
Lyricist: Robert Keen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1832 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, Edition 1, p. 196
Description: Originally written for three parts (Treble-Tenor-Bass) in four-shape notation. Printed in every edition of Harmonia Sacra to the present day; Alto part was added before the 1876 edition. From 1851, printed using Funk's unique seven-shape note system. The tune is now known under the name Foundation.
Words attributed to Robert Keen, 1787, in seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord.