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Imminence (Abijah Forbush)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Four staffs Tr–C–T–B reduced to two SA–TB: Tr→T, C→A, T→S, and B→B. Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-11-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (four-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806. Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' paraphrase.

General Information

Title: Imminence
First Line: O God, to whom revenge belongs
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 86. 86 (C.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. 14
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1717, paraphrase of Psalm 94, Part 1, with six stanzas. These words substituted for those printed with the original: Philip Doddridge, 1755: "Indulgent God, with pitying eye." 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 94.