Thy presence why withdraw'st thou, Lord? (Joseph Stephenson)

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  • (Posted 2011-06-29)  CPDL #23813:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-06-29).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the alto clef in the source. Fragments only of the first verse of the text are underlaid in the source: this has been given in full in the present edition, with four additional verses selected from the text and underlaid editorially. The last G in the alto part in the penultimate bar has no accidental in the source: a natural sign has been added editorially.

General Information

Title: Thy presence why withdraw'st thou, Lord?
Composer: Joseph Stephenson
Lyricists: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady (from A new version of the psalms of David)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1757 in Church Harmony Sacred to Devotion, p. 35-36
Description: A setting of Ps. 10 in the metrical New Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2617.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 10.