O Lord, thou art my God (Jacob Kimball)
- 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.
Title: O Lord, thou art my God
Composer: Jacob Kimball
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.
Original text and translations
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.
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!
Lo! This is our God; We have waited for him, and he will save us;
We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Blessed be the Lord God Almighty, from everlasting to everlasting.
And let all the people say Amen.