O praise our God, ye people (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-16). Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 427 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.
Title: O praise our God, ye people
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with 2 Countertenor solos
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 18
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with 2 Contra Tenor Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 66
Original text and translations
O Praise our God, ye People,
and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
who holdeth our soul in life,
and Suffereth not our feet to slip;
For thou O God hast proved us,
thou also hast tried us like as silver is tried,
to be heard,
O come hither and hearken,
all ye that fear God;
and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
God hath heard me,
and consider'd the voice of my prayer,
Praised be God,
who hath not cast out my pray'r,
nor turned his mercy from me.