My God, my God, O tell me why (Benjamin Cooke)

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  • CPDL #29154:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-05-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Only the first verse of the three given here, the opening word of the second verse in the bass part ('Yet') and the coda (the last three bars), are underlaid in the source: the remainder of the text is printed after the music and has been underlaid editorially. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: My God, my God, O tell me why
Composer: Benjamin Cooke
Lyricist: James Merrick

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1794

Description: This setting was published on pages 74-75 of William Dechair Tattersall's Improved Psalmody, London: (1794), where it is headed 'The Complaint of the Righteous' and attributed to 'Dr. Cooke'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6590.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 22.