O all ye people, clap your hands, Z 138 (Henry Purcell)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Sibelius.png Sibelius
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 143 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edited from British Library Add. MS MS 30930, f. 4r-5v. Contains an editorial realization of the continuo part.

General Information

Title: O all ye people, clap your hands, Z 138
Composer: Henry Purcell
Text: Psalm 47:1–8, paraphrased by John Patrick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published:


External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

O all ye people, clap your hands
And make a cheerful noise;
With acclamations to your God
Declare your inward joys.

His high perfections proclaim
Him greatly to be fear'd;
This King of all the world commands
Your honour and regard.

In a triumphant state our Lord
Is gone above the skies:
Trumpet proclaim our joys, and all
Applaud his victories.

Sing cheerful praises to our God,
Sing praises to our King;
He is Lord of all the Earth; his praise
With understanding sing.

God o'er the heathen people reigns,
And in that throne is plac't
Where he in glory sits, and thence
Shall judge the world at last.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 47 .