Thee will I bless, my God and King (Richard Partridge)

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  • (Posted 2011-10-09)  CPDL #24689:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-10-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original order of staves Alto (printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch), Tenor, Treble, Bass. Additional notes for keyboard accompaniment are given in the original as small notes between the treble and bass parts: this has been given as a separate part in the present edition. The first verse only of the text given here is underlaid in the source, with the other three verses printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially.

General Information

Title: Thee will I bless, my God and King
Composer: Richard Partridge
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1835 in Sacred Music, p. 73
Description: A setting of verses from Psalm 145 in the metrical New Version to a tune by Richard Partridge.

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Original text and translations

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Thee will I bless, my God and King,
Thy endless praise proclaim:
This tribute daily I will bring,
And ever bless thy name.

Thou, Lord, beyond compare, art great,
And highly to be prais'd;
Thy majesty, with boundless height,
Above our knowledge rais'd.

Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame
To future time extends;
From age to age thy glorious name
Successively descends.

Whilst I thy glory and renown
And wondrous works express,
The world with me thy might shall own,
And thy great pow'r confess.