O God, Thou art worthy (Arthur Sullivan)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-07). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 252 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 6/4/21.
Title: O God, Thou art worthy
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Source of text: Psalm 20: vv 2,4,1 BCP (last three lines of text only)
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 1871
Description: Contains SATB quartet in middle section. Written for the wedding of Adrian Hope, 3 June 1867
Original text and translations
Tobit:15b O God, Thou art worthy to be praised with all pure and holy praise; therefore let the saints praise Thee with all Thy creatures; and let all Thine angels and Thine elect praise Thee for ever.
Tobit:16a Thou art to be praised, for Thou hast made [these Thy servants] joyful;...Thou hast dealt with them according to Thy great mercy.
Tobit:17b Grant them mercy, O Lord, And finish their life in health with joy.
Ps.20:2 The Lord send thee health from the sanctuary: and strengthen thee out of Sion.
Ps.20:4 Grant thee thy heart's desire, and fulfil all thy mind.
Ps.20:1 The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Amen.