O come, loud anthems let us sing (from A Second Set of Psalm Tunes) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-03)  CPDL #25272:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-01-03).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The original order of staves is 2d. - 1st. - [Instrumental Bass] in the opening symphony and Tenor - [Alto] - Treble - [Bass] - [Instrumental Bass] thereafter. The symphonies during and between the verses are 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. The second, third and fourth verses of the text are printed after the music in the source and have here been underlaid editorially.

General Information

Title: O come, loud anthems let us sing (from A Second Set of Psalm Tunes)
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: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1807 in A Second Set of Psalm Tunes, p. 11
Description: A setting of Psalm 95 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 11885. A different setting of the same text appeared in Clark's later collection A Seventh Set of Psalm Tunes.

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Original text and translations

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O come, loud anthems let us sing,
Loud thanks to our almighty King:
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's rock we praise.

Into his presence let us haste,
To thank him for his favours past:
To him address in joyful songs
The praise that to his name belongs.

For God the Lord, enthron'd in state,
Is with unrivall'd glory great;
A king superior far to all
Whom gods the heathen falsely call.

The depths of earth are in his hand
Her secret wealth at his command
The strength of hills that reach the skies
Subjected to his empire lies.