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  • (Posted 2021-12-07)  CPDL #67063:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-12-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Whole piece transposed down from F major to E major. Four staffs Tr-C-T-B converted to four staffs S-A-T-B, by T -> S, C -> A, Tr -> T, and B -> B.
  • (Posted 2021-12-07)  CPDL #67062:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-12-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.
  • (Posted 2021-12-04)  CPDL #67014:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-12-04).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The Psalmodist's Assistant, 1806.

General Information

Title: Milton
First Line: How far our highest praises fall
Composer: Abijah Forbush
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Psalmodist's Assistant, Edition 1, no. 0
Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, from Horae Lyricae, entitled God Only Known to Himself, with six stanzas. Forbush used stanzas five and six in his composition, changing the first line of stanza five from "How flat your highest praises fall" to "How far our highest praises fall."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Stand and adore! How glorious he.