Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-15)  CPDL #65116:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-15).   Score information: Letter, 29 pages, 492 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with 2 Tenor solos and 1 Bass solo
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 9
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with 2 Tenor and 1 bass Solos and SSATB choir. Text is from Psalm 68

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Original text and translations

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Let God arise,
and let his enemies be scattered,
Like as smoke vanisheth,
as wax melteth at the fire,
So let them perish,
and be driven away.
O God! when thou wentest forth,
the earth shook,
and the heavens dropped,
at the presence of God,
e'en the God of Israel.
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth:
O sing praises unto the Lord.
sing praises unto him,
who is the God of our Salvation.
He is a father of the fatherless;
he bringeth the prisoners out of captivity.
Blessed be God,