O Lord of Hosts, and God of Israel (Song 22) (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-17)  CPDL #61504:       
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2020-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Lord of Hosts, and God of Israel (Song 22)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist: George Wither

Number of voices: 1 or morevv   Voicings: unison or SB
Genre: SacredHymnHymn tune   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1623 Hymnes & Songs of the Church, no. 22

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Original text and translations

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1. O Lord of Hoastes, and God of Israel!
Thou who betweene the Cherubins dost dwell;
Of all the world thou onely art the King,
and Heaven and Earth unto their forme didst bring.

2. Lord bowe thine eare; to heare attentive bee;
Lift up thine eyes, and daigne, Oh Lord, to see
What words Senacherib hath cast abroad;
And his proud Message to the living God.

3. Lord, true it is, that Lands and Kingdomes all
Are to the King of Ashur brought in thrall:
Yea, he their Gods into the fire hath throwne:
For Gods they were not, but of wood and stone.

4. Mans worke they were & men dethron'd them have.
Us therefore from his power vouchsafe to save;
That all the Kingdoms of the world may see,
That thou art God, that onely thou art hee.