O Lord, give ear unto my prayer (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-20). Score information: Letter, 17 pages, 416 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.
Title: O Lord, give ear unto my prayer
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with Countertenor and Tenor solos.
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 39
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contratenor and Tenor Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 86.
Original text and translations
O Lord, give ear unto my prayer;
and ponder the Voice of my humble desires.
In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee,
for thou hearest me.
Among the Gods there is none like thee, O Lord;
there is not one that can doe as thou doest;
All nations, whom thou hast made,
shall come and worship thee, O Lord;
And shall glorifie thy name.
For thou art great, and dost wondrous things;
thou thou art God alone.