O God, thou art my God (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-15)  CPDL #65120:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-15).   Score information: Letter, 20 pages, 444 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: O God, thou art my God
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with Countertenor, Tenor and Bass solos
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 12
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with Contra Tenor, Tenor and Bass Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 63.

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Original text and translations

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O God, thou art my God,
Early will I seek thee.
My Soul thirsteth for thee,
My flesh also longeth after thee,
In a barren and dry Land,
where no water is.
Thus have I look'd for thee in holiness,
that I might behold thy pow'r and glory.
For thy loving kindness is better than life itself,
My lips shall praise thee,
As long as I live, will I magnifie thee on this manner,
and lift up my hands in thy name.
For thy loving kindness is better than life itself,
Because thou hast been my helper:
there-fore under the shad-ow of thy wings will I rejoyce.