I lift my heart to thee (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-27)   CPDL #41265:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Five more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Sternhold's paraphrase. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-09-27)   CPDL #41264:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-09-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Five more pairs of stanzas included, selected from Sternhold's paraphrase.

General Information

Title: I lift my heart to thee
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.) (Sternhold)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1635 in Scottish Psalter of 1635, p. 30-32

Description: Tune first published in the French psalter in 1561, harmonized in the Scottish Psalter of 1565; transcribed from the Scottish Psalter of 1635. Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1547, paraphrase of Psalm 25, with 22 stanzas. The anonymous composer used the first two stanzas of Sternhold's paraphrase in the composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 25.