Through all the changing scenes of life (Stephen Jarvis)
- 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 34th 1 2 3 & 4/5 Verses' in the source.
Original text and translations
Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.
Of his deliv'rance I will boast,
Till all that are distress’d
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.
O magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt his Name;
When in distress to him I call'd,
He to my rescue came.
Their drooping hearts were soon refresh'd,
Who look'd to him for aid;
Desir'd success in ev'ry face
A cheerful air display'd.