Ye kings, from error's sleep arise (Richard Worgan)

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  • (Posted 2013-01-28)  CPDL #28168:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-01-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with the other two verses given here printed after the music. The C on beat 1 of bar 8 and the B on beat 2 of bar 11 in the 1st soprano part are both printed in the original as small crotchet grace notes.

General Information

Title: Ye kings, from error's sleep arise
Composer: Richard Worgan
Lyricist: James Merrick

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB

Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in Improved Psalmody, p. 11
Description:  This setting of verses 10-12 of James Merrick's metrical version of Psalm 2, compiled by William Dechair Tattersall. In that collection, it is given the descriptive heading 'Kings exhorted to Worship God and his Messiah', and is attributed to 'Rd. Worgan'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6549.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 2.