Prayer to God in Time of Trouble (William Ellison)

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  • (Posted 2023-06-17)  CPDL #74180:         
Editor: William Ellison (submitted 2023-06-17).   Score information: Letter, 18 pages, 194 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Prayer to God in Time of Trouble
Composer: William Ellison
Lyricist: William Ellison
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Wind ensemble

First published: 2023
Description: This is an original composition by William H Ellison during June, 2023 and is based on Psalm 43 with text from the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible. For performance purposes, this is a continuation of Psalm 42 and can either be performed as one composition or in series starting with Psalm 42 followed by Psalm 43. This composition is for SATB choir with woodwind accompaniment (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon).

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Psalm 43
Prayer to God in Time of Trouble
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause

    against an ungodly people;

from deceitful and unjust men

    deliver me!
For thou art the God in whom I take refuge;

    why hast thou cast me off?

Why go I mourning

    because of the oppression of the enemy?
Oh send out thy light and thy truth;

    let them lead me,

let them bring me to thy holy hill

    and to thy dwelling!
Then I will go to the altar of God,

    to God my exceeding joy;

and I will praise thee with the lyre,

    O God, my God.
Why are you cast down, O my soul,

    and why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

    my help and my God.