Great is the Lord, Op. 67 (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2007-08-08)  CPDL #14692:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Robert Nottingham (submitted 2007-08-08).   Score information: A4, 22 pages, 261 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: with organ accompaniment. Based on the 1912 Novello edition.
  • (Posted 2007-08-08)  CPDL #14693:      (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Robert Nottingham (submitted 2007-08-08).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 134 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Vocal score. Based on the 1912 Novello edition.

General Information

Title: Great is the Lord, Op. 67
Alternative title: Psalm 48
Composer: Edward Elgar

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

Language: English
Instruments: Orchestra or organ

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External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 48. The anthem's text is slightly altered from the King James translation. This altered form is below:

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1  Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.
2  Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
3  God hath made Himself known in her palaces for a refuge.
4  For lo! the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together;
5  they saw, then were they amazed; they were dismay'd, they hasted away;
6  trembling took hold of them there, pain as of a woman in travail,
7  as with the east wind that breaketh the ships of Tarshish.
8  As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever.
9  We have thought on thy loving kindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple:
10  as is thy name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth; Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
11  Let mount Zion be glad, because of Thy judgements, let the daughters of Judah rejoice;
12  walk about Zion and go round about her, tell the towers thereof, mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces, that ye may tell it to the generation following.
13  For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death. Amen.