Let all the just to God with joy (William Marsh)

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  • (Posted 2011-11-21)  CPDL #24976:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-11-21).   Score information: Unknown   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. As noted below, the first verse of Watts' 'There is a land of pure delight' is underlaid in the source. Four verses of the present text have been substituted editorially.

General Information

Title: Let all the just to God with joy
Composer: William Marsh
Tune: Wilmington
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1816 in A Set of New Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London, p. 9
Description: A setting of Psalm 33 in the metrical New Version, to a tune 'Wilmington' by William Marsh. While the text underlaid in Marsh's book, and referred to in the heading of the setting as 'Hy: 66 Bk: 2 Dr. Watts', is Isaac Watts' There is a land of pure delight, the heading of this tune in Marsh's book suggests 'Ps: 33 N.V.' (i.e. the present text) as an alternative.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 33.