The Lord is king, be the people never so impatient (William Boyce)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-09-24). Score information: A4, 14 pages, 169 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from A collection of anthems and a short service in score for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8 voices (London, 1790). Appoggiature written out in full.
Title: The Lord is king, be the people never so impatient
Composer: William Boyce
Source of text: Psalm 99:1, Jer. 47:6, Psalm 20:7, Psalm 147:14a, Psalm 46:9a, Psalm 107:31-32
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: ATB(SATB)
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1790 in Collection of Anthems and a Short Service, p. 99
Original text and translations
Ps.99:1 The Lord is king, be the people never so impatient: he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.
Jer.47:6 O thou sword of the Lord,… put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
Ps.20:7 Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses : but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
Ps.147:14a He maketh peace in thy borders:
Ps.46:9a He maketh wars to cease in all the world:
Ps.107:31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
Ps.107:32 That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people: and praise him in the seat of the elders!