In my trouble I called upon the Lord (William Knapp)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-09)   CPDL #41381:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2016-10-09).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Knapp's constituency was country (predominantly organless) parishes. The reduction provided with the current edition is best reserved for rehearsal use only.
  • CPDL #10849:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-01-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 1.21 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: In my trouble I called upon the Lord
Composer: William Knapp
Source of text: Psalm 18,

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1738

Description: Anthem "for the use of the people of Blandford" (Dorset) in memory of the disastrous fire there in 1731, first published on pages 77-86 of the first edition of William Knapp's A Sett of New Psalm-Tunes and Anthems in 1738.

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Original text and translations

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In my Trouble I call'd upon the Lord, and complained unto my God.
So he heard my Voice.
The Earth trembled and quak'd, the Foundations of the Hills shook and were removed,
because he was wrath.
There went a Smoke out in his Presence and a consuming Fire out of his Mouth,
so that coals were kindled.
The Lord also thunder'd out of Heav'n,
the most Highest gave his Thunder, Hailstones and Coals of Fire.
They prevented me in the Day of my Trouble, but the Lord was my Upholder.
For this Cause will I give Thanks unto Thee, O Lord
And sing Praises unto thy Name.
He brought me forth also into a Place of Liberty because he had a Favour unto me.
For this Cause will I give Thanks unto Thee, O Lord
And sing Praises unto thy Name.