O Lord, look down from Heaven (Jonathan Battishill)

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  • (Posted 2010-02-11)  CPDL #20983:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-02-11).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 23/3/18.
  • (Posted 2007-08-01)  CPDL #13750:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Robert Nottingham (submitted 2007-08-01).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the edition by Sir George C. Martin (1844-1916).

General Information

Title: O Lord, look down from Heaven
Composer: Jonathan Battishill
Source of text: Isaiah 63 v. 15

Number of voices: 4-6vv   Voicing: SSAATTB(B)
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ (obbligato)

First published:
Description: While organ seems indicated, the part is not independent of voices and performance as an a cappella full anthem would be feasible. There are minor divisi in all voices, but sustained 6-part singing only towards the end, for SAATTB, and another passage for SSAAT.

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Original text and translations

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O Lord, look down from heaven,
and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory:
Where is Thy zeal and Thy strength, [the sounding of Thy bowels,]1 Thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

1 Usually omitted.