Arise, O Lord God, lift up thine hand (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-04-18). Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 231 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original key (MTBarBarB) and note values; editorial accidentals and slurs added.
Title: Arise, O Lord God, lift up thine hand
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: ATBBB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 5.14
Description: A five-part setting of an anonymous prayer.
Original text and translations
Arise, O Lord God, lift up thine hand,
for the comfortless sake of the needy,
and because of the deep sighing of the poor.
Arise, O Lord, in the multitude of thy mercies.
Hear the cry of the widow,
and let the complaint of the fatherless come before thee.
Plead thou their cause against the oppressor.
But as for those that shew mercy,
remember them, O Lord, for good,
and spare them according to the riches of thy mercies,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.