Almighty God, unto whom (Joseph Key)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-09-28). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 34 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source, and has been notated according to the modern convention in the present edition.
Title: Almighty God, unto whom
Composer: Joseph Key
First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 25-26
Description: The text is the collect from the Communion service in the Book of Common Prayer, also known as the Collect for Purity.
Original text and translations
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.