God is our hope and strength (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-17). Score information: Letter, 27 pages, 487 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.
Title: God is our hope and strength
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SAATBB, with 2 Countertenor solos and 2 Bass solos.
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 26
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with 2 Contratenor and 2 Bass solos with SAATBB choir. Text is from Psalm 46
Original text and translations
God is our hope and strength,
A very present help in trouble;
Therefore we will not fear,
Tho' the earth tremble;
Tho' the Mountains Shake;
And the Waters Rage and Swell.
For God is in the midst of Us,
therefore shall we not be moved;
God is our hope and refuge;
Therefore shall we not be moved,
God is our hope.
O! Behold the works of the Lord.
He maketh Wars to cease in all the world;
He is exalted in the earth among the heathen;
He is exalted in the Earth.