Church Harmony, Sacred to Devotion (Stephenson, Joseph)

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Editor Fourth edition
Publisher. Info. London: Chas. & Saml. Thompson, for the author, n.d.[ca.1770].
Misc. Notes Foreword by William Knapp.
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Work Title Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion
Alternative. Title Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, Being a choice Set of New Anthems & Psalm Tunes On various Subjects Viz: on Festivals, Funerals, the Nativity, Thanksgivings, Praise, Distress &c. Having the Energy of our English Words particularly express'd, with an Air suited to each different Subject; and were never before Printed
Composer Stephenson, Joseph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJS 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Fourth edition contents, see below
  1. Anthem, Luke 2. Behold I bring you glad tidings
  2. Anthem, Isaiah 40. O Zion that bringest good tidings
  3. Anthem, Psalm CII. Hear my pray'r, O Lord
  4. Anthem, Psalm C. O be joyful in the Lord
  5. Anthem, Psalm CXIII. Praise the Lord, ye servants
  6. Anthem, Psalm LXXVIII. Let the righteous rejoyce before God
  7. Anthem, Revelations 14. I heard a voice from heav'n
  8. Anthem, Psalm CIV. Praise the Lord O my soul
  9. Anthem, Psalm XXI. The King shall rejoyce in thy strength
  10. Anthem, Job 19. I know my redeemer liveth
  11. Christmas Hymn. Hark, hark what news the angels bring
  12. A Carol, or Redemption, the Wonder of Angels. Behold that splendor, hear the shout
  13. On Christmas Day. Indulgent mercy with a look serene
  14. An Hymn for Easter Day [Milford]. If angels sung a saviour's birth
  15. An Hymn for Whitsunday. He's come, let ev'ry knee be bent
  16. Psalm I. How blest
  17. Psalm II. Attend, O earth
  18. Psalm III. How num'rous, Lord
  19. Psalm IV. O Lord that art
  20. Psalm V. Lord, hear the voice
  21. Psalm VI. Thy dreadful anger
  22. Psalm VII. O Lord my God
  23. Psalm VIII. O thou to who all creatures bow
  24. Psalm IX. To celebrate
  25. Psalm X. Thy presence
  26. Psalm XI. Since I have plac'd my trust in God
  27. Psalm XII. Since godly men decay
  28. Psalm XIII. How long wilt thou
  29. Psalm XIV. Sure wicked fools
  30. Psalm XV. Lord, who's the happy man that may
  31. Canon 2 in 1, Psalm XVI. My lot is fall'n in that blest land
  32. Psalm XVII. To my just plea
  33. Psalm XVIII. No change of times
  34. Psalm XIX. The heav'ns declare
  35. Psalm XX. The Lord, to thy request
  36. Psalm XXI. The King, O Lord
  37. Psalm XXII. Thus in thy sacred courts
  38. Psalm XXIII. The Lord himself
  39. Psalm XXIV. Erect your heads
  40. Psalm XXV. To God in whom
  41. Psalm XXVI. Judge me, O Lord
  42. Psalm XXVII. Whom should I fear
  43. Psalm XXVIII. O Lord my rock
  44. Psalm XXIX. Ye princes that in might
  45. Psalm XXX. I'll celebrate thy praises, Lord
  46. Psalm XXXI. Defend me, Lord
  47. Psalm XXXII. He's blest whose sins
  48. Psalm XXXIII. Let all the just to God with joy
  49. Psalm XXXIV. Thro' all the changing scenes of life
  50. Psalm XXXV. Against all these
  51. Psalm XXXVI. But Lord, thy mercy
  52. Psalm XXXVII. Tho' wicked men grow rich
  53. Psalm XXXVIII. Thy chast'ning wrath, O Lord, refrain
  54. Psalm XXXIX. Lord, let me know my term of days
  55. Psalm XL. I waited meekly for the Lord
  56. Psalm XLVI. God is our refuge in distress
  57. Psalm L. The God of glory sends his summons forth
  58. Psalm LXVI. Let all the lands with shouts of joy
  59. Psalm LXVII. To bless thy chosen race
  60. Psalm LXXXIV. O God of host, the mighty Lord
  61. Psalm LXXV. To thee, O God, we render praise
  62. Psalm XC. Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust
  63. Psalm XCVII. Jehovah reigns, let all the earth
  64. Psalm LXXXVIII. To thee my God and saviour I
  65. Psalm CXL. O praise ye the Lord
  66. Psalm CXL, for time of War or Persecution. Preserve me, Lord
First Publication. 1757
Librettist includes
Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
Nicholas Brady (1659-1726)
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2-4 voice mixed chorus (some anthems include "solo" and "chorus" indications)