I will seek unto God, and commit my cause unto Him (Maurice Greene)

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Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 447 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: I will seek unto God, and commit my cause unto Him
Composer: Maurice Greene
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB, with Countertenor and Bass solos.
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 31
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contratenor and Bass Solos and SSATB choir. Text is from Job Chapter 5.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

I will seek unto God, and commit my cause unto him.
For he doth great and wondrous things,
He giveth rain upon the earth,
and sendeth waters upon the fields.
he setteth up the lowly on high,
and exalteth them that mourn.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness,
and carries headlong the counsel of the froward, froward.
They meet with darkness, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
But he saveth the poor from the sword,
and from the hand of the mighty.
Behold! happy is the Man, whom God correcteth;
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up,
he woundeth, and maketh whole.