O sing unto God, sing praises to his name (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-19)  CPDL #65209:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 20 pages, 496 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: O sing unto God, sing praises to his name
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with Countertenor solo and Bass solo.
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 28
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contratenor and Tenor Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 68.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

O sing unto God,
Sing praises to his name, and rejoyce before him,
rejoyce before him;
He is a father of the fatherless,
He defendeth the cause of the widows,
and bringeth the pris'ners out of captivity.
Praised be the Lord daily,
ev'n the God who helpeth us,
and poureth his benefits upon us.
He is our God,
ev'n the God of whom cometh Salvation;
God is the Lord,
By whom we escape death.
Sing unto God,
O ye Kingdoms of the earth
O sing prai-ses un-to the Lord.