29. Now Lord, as thou hast said, dismiss,
In peace, thy servant, to his rest:
30. Because my longing eyes, with sight
Of thy salvation, have been blest.
31. Which thou hast wondrously prepared,
Open, before all people's face;
A light to gentiles, shining clear.
And glory to thine Israel's race.
John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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