The Lord himself, the mighty Lord (Samuel Chapple)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-20)  CPDL #64839:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2021-06-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The voice parts are not named in the source, but appear to be in the order Tenor - Alto - Soprano (Air) - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch: the air and bass parts are bracketed together, and the bass line is figured. The parts have been given here in their usual order, clef and octave. The F and E in the soprano part in bar 14, beats 3 and 4, given here as two crotchets, are printed in the source as a small crotchet grace note F followed by a full-sized minim E. Only the first pair of stanzas of the text (8 lines, to fit the DCM tune) is given in the source: the remainder of the text has here been added editorially. In the middle of these three DCM verses, the minims in bar 3 and bar 19 could be extended to dotted minims, omitting the subsequent crotchet rest in each case, so that these rests are not placed in the middle of the words 'wand'ring' and 'gloomy'.

General Information

Title: The Lord himself, the mighty Lord
Composer: Samuel Chapple
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. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c1817 in Samuel Chapple's A Third Set of Six Anthems, with Twelve Psalm Tunes, p. 45-46
Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 18247.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 23.