My God, look upon me (Maurice Greene)
- Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-15). Score information: Letter, 17 pages, 481 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: My God, look upon me
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SSATB, with Tenor solo
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo
First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 5
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Tenor Solo and SSATB choir. Text is from Psalm XXII & XXXVIII v. 22.
Original text and translations
My God, my God, look upon me,
why hast thou forsaken me.
and art so far from my health,
and from the words of my Complaint?
O my God, I cry in the daytime,
but thou hearest not;
and in the night season also I take not rest,
and thou continuest holy:
O, thou worship of Israel;
thou Continuest holy
All they that see me,
Laugh me to scorn;
they shoot out their lips,
and shake their heads, saying.
He trusted in God, that he would deliver him,
Let him deliver him, if he will have him,
I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joynt.
my heart also in the midst of my body,
is even like melting wax;
they pierced my hands and my feet,
I may tell all my bones,
they stand staring and looking upon me,
they part my garments among them
and cast lots upon my vesture.
But be not thou far from me, O Lord;
haste thee to help me,
O Lord God of my salvation.