The Lord is our defence and aid (Matthew Cooke)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-30)  CPDL #49500:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-04-30).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first pair of verses (8 lines) of the text is underlaid in the source, with the other verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially. Original clefs treble, alto, tenor, bass. The alto notes in bar 10, given here as a crotchet F followed by a minim E, are printed in the source as a small quaver grace note F followed by a full-sized dotted minim E.

General Information

Title: The Lord is our defence and aid
Composer: Matthew Cooke
Lyricist: John Hopkins

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Twelve Psalm Tunes, p. 16-17
Description: This setting was published ca. 1791. Hymn Tune Index tune number 5718.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 46.