O Lord my God (Pelham Humfrey)

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  • (Posted 2010-05-28)  CPDL #21697:       
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 29 pages, 812 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Full score. PDF file includes instrumental parts. The continuo part is figured, and there is also a very basic realization.

General Information

Title: O Lord my God
Composer: Pelham Humfrey
Source of text: Psalm 22, vv. 1, 14, 19, 16-18 (Book of Common Prayer)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, and ATB verse
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: strings and organ continuo

First published: 1674
Description: Written for the Chapel Royal. A later edition for chorus and organ by William Boyce, as published in Cathedral Music, Volume 2 (William Boyce), appears here.

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Original text and translations

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O Lord my God, why hast thou forsaken me,
and art so far from my health and from the words of my complaint?
I am poured out out, like water,
all my bones are out of joint,
my heart also in the midst of my body,
is ev'n like melting wax.

But be not thou far from me O Lord,
thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.

For many dogs are come about me,
and the counsel of the wicked lay'th siege against me.
They pierc'd my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones,
They stand staring and looking upon me,
they part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

But be not thou far from me O Lord,
thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.