Rockbridge (Lucius Chapin)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-01)  CPDL #55236:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published 1812-1814. Transcribed from The Beauties of Harmony, 1814. All seven stanzas of Watts' hymn included.

General Information

Title: Rockbridge
First Line: Sweet is the work, my God, my King
Composer: Lucius Chapin
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Patterson's Church Music
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1
  3rd published: 1820 in The Missouri Harmony
  4th published: 1832 in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, Edition 1
  5th published: 1846 in Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist
  6th published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp
Description: First printed by Andrew Law in 1812, in an informal publication (not distributed). Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 92, Part 2, with seven stanzas. This tune appeared in many 19th-century publications; more recently, it is in the Shenandoah Harmony (2013).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 92.