Praise the Lord O ye Gentils all (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-15)  CPDL #33711:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Praise the Lord O ye Gentils all (A Psalme before Morning Prayer)
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Arranger: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Thomas Beccon

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Ravenscroft), no. 170
Description: 'Tallis Canon', tune composed by Thomas Tallis in 1567 in eight lines, each of four lines repeated once, to a paraphrase of Psalm 67 (God grant with grace (Thomas Tallis). Revised (to four lines, syncopated) and re-harmonized by Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621, with different words by Thomas Beccon, as shown below.

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Original text and translations

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Praise the Lord O Ye Gentils all,
Which has brought you into his light:
O praise him all people mortall,
As it is most worthie and right.

He shall be like the tree that growes
fast by the riuers side,
Which bringeth forth most pleasant fruit
In her due time and tide.

Whose leafe shall neuer fade nor fall
But flourish still and stand:
Euen so all things shall prosper well
That this man takes in hand.