O praise our God, ye people (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-16)  CPDL #65135:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 427 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs.

General Information

Title: O praise our God, ye people
Composer: Maurice Greene
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with 2 Countertenor solos
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ with Basso continuo

First published: 1743 in Forty Select Anthems, no. 18
Description: This is a Verse Anthem with 2 Contra Tenor Solos and SATB choir. Text is from Psalm 66

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Original text and translations

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O Praise our God, ye People,
 and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
who holdeth our soul in life,
and Suffereth not our feet to slip;
For thou O God hast proved us,
thou also hast tried us like as silver is tried,
to be heard,
O come hither and hearken,
all ye that fear God;
and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
God hath heard me,
and consider'd the voice of my prayer,
Praised be God,
who hath not cast out my pray'r,
nor turned his mercy from me.