Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-19)  CPDL #65211:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 420 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB, with Countertenor solo
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 29
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contratenor Solo and SSATB choir. Text is from Psalms 51, 65, 118, 25, and 6

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Original text and translations

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Have mercy upon me, O God,
after thy Great Goodness,
and according to the multitude of thy mercy,
do away mine offences.
O give me the Comfort of thy help again,
and Stablish me with thy free Spirit;
Cast me not away from thy presence,
and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall shew thy Praise;
Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked,
and sinners shall be converted un-to thee.
Then shall thou be pleased
with the Sacrifice of Righteousness,
with Burnt offerings and oblations,
and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
The Sacrifice of God is a troubled Spirit,
a broken and Contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.