Sounding Joy (Justin Morgan)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-09)  CPDL #63409:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-03-09).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format. Transcribed from Benham's Federal Harmony, 1790. The first four stanzas of Watts' paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Sounding Joy
First Line: Come, sound his praise abroad
Composer: Justin Morgan
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790 in Asahel Benham's Federal Harmony
  2nd published: 1816 in Kentucky Harmony
  3rd published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp
  4th published: 1860 in The Sacred Harp
  5th published: 1911 in The Sacred Harp
Description: Reprinted for four parts in Kentucky Harmony 1816, p. 47. Reduced to three parts in The Sacred Harp 1860, p. 391, with different words (Behold the morning sun). The 1790 version (for four parts) re-barred with repeat of fuge section in The Hesperian Harp 1848, p. 208. The version from The Hesperian Harp appears in The Sacred Harp, p. 391, from 1911 on to the present. Words by Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 95, Part 2, with six stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 95.