O happy man that fears the Lord, Z 139 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-08)  CPDL #45344:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Contains an editorial realization of the continuo part.

General Information

Title: O happy man that fears the Lord, Z 139
Composer: Henry Purcell
Text: Psalm 112:1–3, paraphrased by John Patrick

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

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Original text and translations

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O happy man that fears the Lord,
And joys to do his will;
His seed shall be renown'd on earth,
His race shall flourish still.

His house with plenty shall be fill'd,
And as his stores increase,
His bounty is enlarg'd; no fear
Of want does make it less.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 112.