Blessed are all they that fear the Lord (John Bishop)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2010-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Blessed are all they that fear the Lord
Composer: John Bishop
Source of text: Psalm 128, verses 1-2.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1754
Description: Bishop was organist of both the Cathedral and the College in Winchester. His 'Choice collection of eleven anthems' was published by Michael Broome in Birmingham, 1754, with another edition ("Divine Harmony") in 1758. It was published for country (predominantly organless) parishes. The organ reduction provided here is best reserved for rehearsal.

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Original text and translations

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Blessed are all they that fear the Lord:
and walk in his ways.
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:
O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.