Sing to the Lord a new-made song (Charles William Hempel)

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  • (Posted 2011-12-23)  CPDL #25213:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-12-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The source has the fully written-out keyboard accompaniment given here: the title page of Hempel's A Morning and an Evening Service describes the work as 'in Score, with a Separate Accompaniment for the Organ or Piano Forte'. The crotchet E in the soprano part on beat 1 of bar 6 and the corresponding note in the right hand of the keyboard accompaniment are both printed as small crotchet grace notes followed by full-sized minims in the source, and have been written out editorially.

General Information

Title: Sing to the Lord a new-made song
Composer: Charles William Hempel
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: Keyboard

First published: 1821 in A Morning and an Evening Service, p. 39
Description: Setting of Psalm 98 in the metrical New Version. Original clefs of the voice parts are treble, alto, tenor, and bass. Verse 1 only of the text is underlaid in the source, where the text of verses 2-4 is given in full after the music of this setting.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 98.

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Sing to the Lord a new-made song,
Who wondrous things has done:
With his right hand and holy arm
The conquest he has won.

The Lord has through th'astonish'd world
Display'd his saving might,
And made his righteous acts appear
In all the heathen's sight.

Of Israel's house his love and truth
Have ever mindful been:
Wide earth's remotest parts the pow'r
Of Israel's God have seen.

Let therefore earth's inhabitants
Their cheerful voices raise;
And all with universal joy
Resound their maker's praise.