O Lord, my rock, to thee I cry (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • (Posted 2014-09-05)  CPDL #32862:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-09-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the alto clef in the source. With the exception of the B in the tenor part in the penultimate bar, which is marked with a sign in the source, a sign is consistently used in the source to indicate naturalisation of notes flattened by the key signature (e.g. where B is given in this edition). The text is indicated in the source by the heading 'Ps. 28th', and fragments of of the first verse are underlaid. This first verse has here been given in full and three other verses selected from the text have been added editorially: it is suggested that basses drop the slur from bar 11 in the third and fourth verses to accommodate the word-fit.

General Information

Title: O Lord, my rock, to thee I cry
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
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: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 42
Description: Setting of Psalm 28 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2634.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 28.