O thou to whom all creatures bow (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • (Posted 2011-01-21)  CPDL #23038:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-01-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The time signature in the source is retorted time: the alto part is given in the alto clef in the source. Fragments of the first verse only of the text are underlaid in the source: this verse and three later verses from the text have been underlaid editorially. The bass E on beat 2 of bar 14 is printed as a crotchet in the source: other notes in this bar have time values as given here, and the corresponding bars at the entries of other parts (tenor bar 15, alto bar 16 and soprano bar 17) are as given here.

General Information

Title: O thou to whom all creatures bow
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 34-35
Description: A setting of Psalm 8 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2615.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 8.