9. Thou worthy art to take the Book,
And open ev'ry Seal;
For thou wast slain, and, by thy Blood,
Redeem'd us from all Ill,
To God; from ev'ry Nation, Tongue,
And Tribe of humane Birth;
10. And made us Kings, and Priests, to God,
And we shall reign on Earth.
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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