Hymns from the Psalm Versions of Isaac Watts
Second Printing Available
See and hear the beauty of “lost” versified psalm texts written by Isaac Watts. “The Father of English Hymnody,” updated and set to new tunes by composers of today.
Indexes of the Watts stanzas included, showing his own 1719 “updating” of the psalms.
The 104 settings, in many musical styles, were written to capture and express the essence of each test.
Published in 2012, Hymn Tune Compositions by Austin C. Lovelace contains hymn tune sets of variations, hymn tunes with texts for congregational singing, and six solo settings using hymn tune melodies. Over 90 pages of organ compositions based on familiar and original hymn tunes, all composed and/or arranged by Austin C. Lovelace, a widely known and widely published composer. Plastic comb binding permits easy use. Permission is given on the hymn pages to photocopy for use in a service.
Section 1: 12 Organ Compositions include variations on BROTHER JAMES’ AIR, ENDLESS SONG, MATERNA, MENDELSSOHN, O WALY WALY, ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR, SIMPLE GIFTS, SLANE, VRUECHTEN; Chorale Preludes on KIRKEN DEN ER ET GAMMELT HUS, NOMMES, WILLINGHAM.
Section 2: 22 Original hymn tunes, including AUSTIN’S GARDEN HYMN / The Lord my Shepherd is (Psalm 23), CERTITUDE / It matters not what be thy lot, CRY TO GOD / Save me, God! Your name and might (Psalm 54), EVERLASTING GATES / All the earth belongs to God (Psalm 24), GOD GOVERNS / God has spoken by the Prophets, LIVING LIGHT / On wings of living light, NAMEN / When I think of You, O God, NO HIDING PLACE / Search me, O God, and know my heart (Psalm 139), NOMMES / O God, my Friend and Guardian, SHELTERING WINGS / From the ends of the earth will I cry to God (Psalm 61), THE LOVE OF GOD / Let the love of God (translation), THIRSTING DEER / My soul is longing for my God (Psalm 42), VISION / Saw ye my Saviour?, WELLSHIRE / Speak to me, God! (Psalm 83), LOVELACE 15 / Lord, those who seek Your holy hill (Psalm 15), LOVELACE 26 / From shore to shore let God’s great name (Psalm 67), LOVELACE 45 / Father, bless this wedding (Psalm 45), LOVELACE 65 / You crown the year with goodness, Lord (Psalm 65), LOVELACE 93 / The Lord our Father reigns! (Psalm 93), LOVELACE 101 / I will extol Thee, Lord on high (Psalm 30), LOVELACE 123 / Heavenly God, hear my petition (Psalm 123), LOVELACE 137 / I’ll live in Babylon (Psalm 137).
Section 3: 6 vocal solos include: AUSTIN’S GARDEN HYMN / The Lord my Shepherd is, THE TURTLE DOVE / Though I lift mine eyes, CRANHAM / In the bleak midwinter, O WALY WALY / Open my eyes, that I may see, THE LOVE OF GOD / Let the love of God, LIVING LIGHT / On wings of living light.