Sing praises to the Lord (William Boyce)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-25). Score information: A4, 13 pages, 177 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the 1780 edition of Boyce's works.
Title: Sing praises to the Lord
Composer: William Boyce
Source of text: Psalm 30 v. 4, Psalm 33 v. 5, Psalm 96 v. 8, Psalm 18 v. 31, Psalm 113 v. 4 & Psalm 32 v. 12
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem, Verse anthem
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1780 in 15 Anthems, no. 12
Description: Verse sections are ATB (in various combinations) and chorus is SATB.
Original text and translations
Sing praises to the Lord, O ye saints of his: give thanks unto him for a remembrance of his holiness.
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his name: bring presents and come into his courts.
For who is God, but the Lord: or who hath any strength except God?
The Lord is high above all people: and his glory above the heav’ns.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord: be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.