Blessed art thou that fearest God (John Mundy)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-19)  CPDL #25603:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In the original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano, the Tenor part for Alto and the Bassus for Tenor.

General Information

Title: Blessed art thou that fearest God
Composer: John Mundy
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold Metrical version of Psalm 128 vv 1-3, (with alterations).

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 4

Description: Part 1 of a 2-part motet, the 2nd part being Thus art thou blest that fearest God

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Original text and translations

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Blessed art thou that fearest God,
And walkest in his way:
For of thy labour shalt thou eat,
Happy art thou I say.
Like fruitful vines on thy house-side,
So doth thy wife spring out:
Thy children stand like olive plants,
Thy table round about.