O give thanks unto the Lord (William Wolstenholme)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-07-12). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 182 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: O give thanks unto the Lord
Composer: William Wolstenholme
Source of text: Psalm 118, Matthew 28 & Romans 6
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with Bass solo.
Genre: Sacred, Anthem for Easter
First published: 1904 The Musical Times no.732
Original text and translations
Ps.118:1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: because his mercy endureth for ever.
Ps.118:14 The Lord is my strength, and my song: and He is become my salvation.
Ps.118:22 The same stone which the builders rejected: is become the head-stone in the corner.
Ps.118:23 This is the Lord's doing: it is marvellous in our eyes.
Ps.118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Matt.28:1 Now late on the Sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
Matt.28:2b And an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone...
Matt.28:5 And ... said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which hath been crucified.
Matt.28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Rom.6:4b Like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
Rom.6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over Him.