O render thanks to God above (Stephen Jarvis)

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  • (Posted 2011-01-17)  CPDL #23021:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-01-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The vocal bass part is figured in the source: this figuring has been omitted from the present edition to facilitate the underlaying of the text. The first verse only of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added editorially, on the basis of the title 'Psalm 106 N.V. Verses 1. 2. 4. & last' in the source.

General Information

Title: O render thanks to God above
Composer: Stephen Jarvis
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1816 in Twelve Psalm Tunes and Eight Anthems, p. 2
Description: Setting of four stanzas from Psalm 106 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 18243.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 106 :1-2, 4 & last.

English.png English text

O render thanks to God above,
The fountain of eternal love;
Whose mercy firm through ages past
Has stood, and shall for ever last.

Who can his mighty deeds express,
Not only vast, but numberless?
What mortal eloquence can raise
His tribute of immortal praise?

Extend to me that favour, Lord,
Thou to thy chosen dost afford:
When thou return'st to set them free,
Let thy salvation visit me.

Let Israel's God be ever bless'd,
His Name eternally confess'd:
Let all his saints, with full accord,
Sing loud Amens - Praise ye the Lord.