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The Lord Is in His Holy Temple

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There are at least six text authorities which are variants of Habakkuk 2:20, with a dozen or more variant text instances linked to them. (I am discounting a few versions that start with different words, or which have verses and choruses, and credited authors.)

I was curious about these, so I went through and transcribed full texts for those with scans and for the couple in my collection. There seems to be no rhyme or reason, in many cases, as to which instance is linked to which authority. My question is: how precise should the authorities be, seeing as how small differences abound?

the_lord_is_in_his_holy_temple_geibel (has no instance that credits Geibel for the text, just the tune)

Guided as to the above, I will be glad to work on clearing this up.


I think I cleared this up. I would say the chants should be separated from the sentences. Editors sill be looking at the second line so it is okay to have separate records for when the second line is "The Lord is in his holy temple" and "Let all the earth" Some anthems that have basically the same words can be with these. However the anthems, "The Lord is in his holy temple, in his holy temple" and "The Lord is in his holy temple, Keep silence, keep silence before him" are different enough that they can be separate.

I appreciate your looking at it and offering guidance. I'll work on it when I have some time to commit.

I did not realize how much work you had done on this. Thanks so much!

Great work. Thanks

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