O Lord my God (John Bull)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-10-15). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 133 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third from the source.
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-10-15). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 132 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: From Cathedral Music, Volume 3 (William Boyce). Original pitch. Clefs modernised.
Title: O Lord my God
Composer: John Bull
Source of text: Isaiah 25:1,4,8-9
Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1773 in Cathedral Music, Volume 3, p. 165
Original text and translations
1 O Lord, my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name;
for thou hast done amazing things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
4 For thou hast been a defence to the poor and needy in his distress,
a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, a shelter against the raging tempest.
8 He will swallow up death in victory;
God will wipe away tears from off all faces;
and he shall vindicate his saints.
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us:
this is the Lord our God and we have waited for him,
we will rejoice and be glad in his salvation.