O God, the rock of my whole strength (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-08-22)  CPDL #24228:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-22).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 30/01/22.

General Information

Title: O God, the rock of my whole strength
Composer: John Wilbye
Lyricist: William Leighton

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule, no. 49

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Original text and translations

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O God, the rock of my whole strength,
Let thy sweet mercy soothe mine anguish;
And grant me help, O Lord, at length,
Lest that I faint, despair, and languish.