Blessed are those that are undefiled (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-17). Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 475 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.
Title: Blessed are those that are Undefiled
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with 2 Treble (soprano) solos
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 21
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with 2 Treble Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 119 1st part
Original text and translations
Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way,
and walk in the Law of the Lord.
Blessed are they that keep his Testimonies,
and seek him with their whole heart.
Thou hast charged that we shall diligently keep thy Commandments.
O that my ways were made so direct, that I might keep thy Statutes.
Open thou mine Eyes, that I may see the wondrous things of thy Law.
Then will I talk of thy Commandments,
and have re-pect unto thy ways.
My delight shall be in thy Statutes, and I will not for get thy word.
My lips shall speak of thy praise
when thou hast taught me thy Statutes.
Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word,
For all thy Commandments are Right-eous.