O happy man that fears the Lord, Z 139 (Henry Purcell)
- (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.
Title: O happy man that fears the Lord, Z 139
Composer: Henry Purcell
Text: Psalm 112:1–3, paraphrased by John Patrick
Original text and translations
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.