Why Does This Phrase Have Five Measures?

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Why does this phrase have five measures?
All the others just have four
Why do people sometimes treasure
Songs that others just ignore?
Music is a deep, deep ocean
So much deeper than the score.


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #143

Author: Secretary Michael

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First Line: Why does this phrase have five measures?
Title: Why Does This Phrase Have Five Measures?
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Praise My Soul the King of Heaven")
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LAUDA ANIMA (Goss)

John Goss (PHH 164) composed LAUDA ANIMA (Latin for the opening words of Psalm 103) for this text in 1868. Along with his original harmonizations, intended to interpret the different stanzas, the tune was also included in the appendix to Robert Brown¬ Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book (18…

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