Foundling Hospital Anthem, HWV 268 (George Frideric Handel)

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  • (Posted 2005-09-15)  CPDL #09589:    (MIDI)
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2005-09-15).   Score information: A4, 35 pages, 1.36 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: piano-vocal score, midi files zipped.

General Information

Title: Foundling Hospital Anthem, HWV 268
Composer: George Frideric Handel

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

Language: English

First published:

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Original text and translations

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Blessed are they that considereth the poor and needy:
the Lord will deliver them in time of trouble,
the Lord preserve them and comfort them.
They deliver the poor that crieth, the fatherless
and him that hath none to help him.
The Lord will comfort them.
O God, who from the suckling’s mouth
ordaineth early praise,
of such as worship Thee in truth
accept the humble lays.

The charitables shall be had in everlasting remembrance
and the good will shine as the brightness of the firmament.

Comfort them, O Lord, when they are sick:
make thou their bed in sickness.
Keep them alive, let them be blessed upon the earth
and not deliver them unto their foes.

The Kingdom of this world
is become the kingdom of our Lord
and of His Christ,
and He shall reign forever and ever.