O how amiable are Thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-19)  CPDL #65217:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 19 pages, 431 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: O how amiable are Thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB, with Contratenor, Tenor and Bass solos.
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 35
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contratenor, Tenor and Bass Solos and SATB choir where S and A have divisi. Text is from Psalms 84 & 116.

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Original text and translations

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O how amiable are thy dwellings,
thou Lord of Hosts!
My soul hath a desire and a longing to enter into the Courts of the Lord,
my heart and my flesh rejoyce in the living God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house,
They will alway be praising thee.
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call upon the name of the Lord,
I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the sight of all his people,
I will pay my vows in the Courts of the Lords house,
ev'n in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord.