Blessed are those that are undefiled (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-17)  CPDL #65138:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-17).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 475 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: Blessed are those that are Undefiled
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with 2 Treble (soprano) solos
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 21
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with 2 Treble Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 119 1st part

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Original text and translations

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Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way,
and walk in the Law of the Lord.
Blessed are they that keep his Testimonies,
and seek him with their whole heart.
Thou hast charged that we shall diligently keep thy Commandments.
O that my ways were made so direct, that I might keep thy Statutes.
Open thou mine Eyes, that I may see the wondrous things of thy Law.
Then will I talk of thy Commandments,
and have re-pect unto thy ways.
My delight shall be in thy Statutes, and I will not for get thy word.
My lips shall speak of thy praise
when thou hast taught me thy Statutes.
Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word,
For all thy Commandments are Right-eous.