The king shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-17). Score information: Letter, 26 pages, 533 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.
Title: The king shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with Contra Tenor, Tenor and Bass Solos Solo ATB
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 23
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contratenor, Tenor and Bass Solo and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 21
Original text and translations
The King shall rejoyce in thy strength, O Lord,
exceeding glad shall he be of thy Salvation.
Thou hast prevented him with the Blessings of goodness,
and hast set a Crown of pure gold upon his head.
O Lord, grant him a long life;
that his years may endure throughout all generations.
He shall dwell before God for ever;
O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfullness,
that they may preserve him;
As for his enemies, clothe them with shame;
But upon himself let his Crown flourish,
Let thy mercy, O Lord, continue upon him for evermore,
and thy Counsel stand fast with him.
Let his seed endure for ever,
and his Throne as the days of heav'n.
O be joyfull in the Lord all ye lands;
Sing, rejoyce and give thanks
be joyfull in the Lord,