My words, as grieved to God I pray (William Shield)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-20)  CPDL #34831:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-03-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Only the first verse of the five given here is underlaid in the source: the other verses are printed after the music and have been underlaid editorially. The E in the first soprano part on beat 1 of bar 10 and the A in the first soprano part and F in the second soprano part on beat 1 of bar 12 are shown in the source as small crotchet grace notes, followed by a semibreve in each case; these appoggiature have here been expanded editorially.

General Information

Title: My words, as grieved to God I pray
Composer: William Shield
Lyricist: James Merrick

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in Improved Psalmody, p. 57
Description: This setting of verses from James Merrick's metrical version of Psalm 18 was published on p57 of was published on p37 of the collection Improved Psalmody, London: (1794), compiled by William Dechair Tattersall, where it is attributed to 'Mr Shield'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6579.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 18.