I set the Lord still in my sight (John Arnold)

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  • (Posted 2011-12-16)  CPDL #25169:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-12-16).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The text of the first verse only is underlaid in the source, with the three subsquent verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially.

General Information

Title: I set the Lord still in my sight
Composer: John Arnold
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in The Psalmist's Recreation, p. 3
Description: A setting of verses from Psalm 16 in the metrical Old Version, to a tune by John Arnold. Original clefs are treble, alto, tenor and bass for the respective voice parts. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2431.

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Original text and translations

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I set the Lord still in my sight,
And trust him over all;
For he doth stand on my right hand,
Therefore I shall not fall.

Wherefore my heart and tongue also
Rejoice exceedingly:
My flesh likewise doth rest in hope
To rise again, for why?

Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,
Because thou lovest me,
Nor yet wilt give thy holy one
Corruption for to see;

But wilt me teach the way to life,
Where there is joy in store,
And where, at thy right hand, there are
Pleasures for evermore.