O God, who hast prepared (Joseph Key)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-03-23). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 39 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The order of staves used here is the same as in the original. The following notes have been written out in full here, but are given as small grace notes in the original: bar 19, beat 1, soprano G#, tenor B; bar 35, beat 1, soprano G#, tenor B.
Title: O God, who hast prepared
Composer: Joseph Key
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 23-24
Description: Setting of the Collect for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity. The instruments to be used for the introduction are not specified in the source. The alto part is notated in the treble clef at the upper octave in the source.
Original text and translations
O God, who hast prepared for them that love thee
such good things as pass man's understanding;
pour into our hearts such love towards thee,
that we, loving thee above all things,
may obtain thy promises,
which exceed all that we can desire,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.