O thou to whom all creatures bow (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2013-06-28)  CPDL #29537:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-06-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts is Secondo - Primo - [Instrumental bass] in the opening symphony, and Tenor - [Alto] - Treble - [Bass] - [Instrumental bass] thereafter. The second parts of the concluding symphony is given on the Tenor stave in the source, but is given on the Alto stave in the present edition. The first/second time bar at bars 30-31, with the sung note shortened to a dotted minim the first time, has been added editorially to accommodate a repeat part-way through the bar shown by a 'segno' mark in the source - the sung note in the source is given as a semibreve, as shown here for the second time bar. The following notes are printed as small crotchet grace notes without time value in the source, and have been editorially expanded here: bar 4, beat 1, G and E in treble instrumental parts; bar 7, beat 1, F and D in treble instrumental parts; bar 20, beat 2, C in treble voice part. The text of the first verse only is underlaid in the source, with the subsequent verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially. The second word of the second line in verse 2 is given in the source as 'folly', and has been editorially emended to 'fully'.

General Information

Title: O thou to whom all creatures bow
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: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1806 in A Second Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 1
    2nd published: 1807 in A Second Set of Psalm Tunes, p. 2
Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 11879. The tune later became known by the name 'Crediton', and was published under that title in the 1933 Methodist Hymn Book with Tunes.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 8.