I set the Lord still in my sight (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-21)  CPDL #44643:        (Sibelius 8)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2017-05-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The original order of parts is 2nd - 1st - [Instrumental bass] in the opening symphony, and Tenor - [Alto] - Treble - [Bass] - [Instrumental bass] thereafter. The alto and tenor voice parts are given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source. The symphonies during and after the verse are given on the voice parts in the source, with the second treble-range instrumental part (given here on the alto stave) printed on the tenor stave at the same pitch as given in this edition (i.e. this has not been transposed by an octave in transcription). The first verse of the text is underlaid in the source, with three subsequent verses printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially. The G and E in the treble-range instrumental parts on beat 1 of bar 36 are printed as small crotchet grace notes slurred to full-sized minims (F and D) in the source.

General Information

Title: I set the Lord still in my sight
Composer: Thomas Clark
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1813 in A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes, p. 3
Description: Setting of the last four verses of Ps. 16 in the metrical Old Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 14462.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 16.