Expectans expectavi (Charles Wood)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-08)  CPDL #63989:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-04-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 154 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2019-09-22)  CPDL #55412:     
Editor: Ben Byram-Wigfield (submitted 2019-09-22).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 210 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2006-10-23)  CPDL #12892:      (Acorn Sibelius 7)
Editor: Peter Gibson (submitted 2006-10-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 307 kB   Copyright: Personal
Acorn Sibelius 7 file zipped.
Edition notes: Edition based on that of The Year Book Press series of Anthems and Church Music. (A. C. Black Ltd.)

General Information

Title: Expectans expectavi
Composer: Charles Wood
Lyricist: Charles Hamilton Sorley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1919
Description: The title alludes to Psalm 40

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Original text and translations

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This sanctuary of my soul,
Unwitting I keep white and whole,
Unlatch'd and lit, if Thou should'st care
To enter or to tarry there.

With parted lips and outstretch'd hands,
And list'ning ears Thy servant stands.
Call Thou early, call Thou late,
to Thy great service dedicate.
My soul, keep white, and whole.