Tune for the 5th of November (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2011-11-04)  CPDL #24861:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2011-11-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 553 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tune for the 5th of November
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: unknown

First published:
Description: Setting of a text from Isaac Watts Psalm 115 (A psalm for the 5th November). Found in manuscript form added to Michael Broom's "A Collection of Psalm Tunes in IV parts - each tune being interlined with a proper psalm from the Revd. Dr. Watts - for the use of Dissenting Meeting Houses"

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Original text and translations

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Psalm CXV

A Psalm for the 5th November

O Britain, trust the Lord; Thy foes in vain
Attempt thy ruin and oppose his reign;
Had they prevail'd, darkness had clos'd our days,
And death and silence had forbid his praise;
But we are sav'd and live: Let songs arise,
And Britons, Britons bless the God that built the skies.