O Lord, thou art my God (Jacob Kimball)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-14)  CPDL #49648:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few minor edits (misprints in original), otherwise as written in 1793.

General Information

Title: O Lord, thou art my God
Composer: Jacob Kimball

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in Kimball's The Rural Harmony, pp. 89-95
Description: Words based on Isaiah Chapter 25. A long anthem (157 measures without repeats), with harmony showing European influence. Starts and ends in D Major, with a middle section in A Major.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

O Lord, thou art my God, and I will exalt thee,
And I will praise thy name forever and ever.
For thou hast done wonderful things;
Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Isaiah 25:1 (KJV)
Thou hast been the strength of the poor and needy,
A refuge from the storm,
When the rage of the mighty arose as a tempest against them.
Isaiah 25:4
Thou wilt swallow up death in victory,
And the Lord God shall wipe away the tear from every eye.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken it!
Isaiah 25:8
Lo! This is our God; We have waited for him, and he will save us;
We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Isaiah 25:9
Blessed be the Lord God Almighty, from everlasting to everlasting.
And let all the people say Amen.