Long life shall Israel's king behold (Joseph Haydn)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-08)  CPDL #38111:           
Editor: Tulipo Petressian (submitted 2016-01-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Long life shall Israel's king behold (Psalm 61)
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Lyricist: James Merrick, on Psalm 61

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in Improved Psalmody, p. 252
Description: Lyrics are from vv. 6-8 of James Merrick's paraphrase.

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Original text and translations

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Long life shall Israel's king behold,
And ages count on ages roll'd;
With lasting joy thy servant's eyes
Shall see his children's childrenrise.

Safe in thy presence let him stand,
And share the blessings of thy hand;
His dwelling let thy thruth defend,
Thy mercy on his steps attend.

So shall thy love awake my song,
Thy name the willing note prolong,
While warm'd with zeal, my vows I pay,
And bless thee to my latest day.