O God, my heart is fully bent (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2011-10-12)  CPDL #24710:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-10-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 40 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 symphony between the verses is printed in the source with the 2nd. part given on the Tenor stave: this has been given on the Alto stave in the present edition, and is given at the same octave here as in the source (it has not been transposed by an octave in transcription). The alto part is printed in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch, in the source, with the exception of bars 19-23 of the alto part in the present edition: this part is printed in the source as a second treble part, on the treble stave, (the first treble notes having their stems upwards, and the second treble downwards) and has been split out editorially. Only the first verse of the text is underlaid in the source: the other verses given here are printed after the music and have here been underlaid editorially.

General Information

Title: O God, my heart is fully bent
Composer: Thomas Clark
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1810 in A Fourth Set of Psalm Tunes, p. 14
Description: A setting of verses from the metrical New Version of Psalm 108 to a tune by Thomas Clark.

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Original text and translations

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O God, my heart is fully bent
To magnify thy name:
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise
Shall celebrate thy fame.

Awake, my lute, nor thou, my harp
Thy warbling notes delay;
Whilst I with early hymns of joy
Prevent the dawning day.

To all the list'ning tribes, O Lord,
Thy wonders I will tell;
And to those nations sing thy praise,
That round about us dwell.

Because thy mercy's boundless height
The highest heav'n transcends,
And far beyond th'aspiring clouds
Thy faithful truth extends.