My words, as grieved to God I pray (William Shield)
- 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.
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.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 18.