O weigh me, Lord, in equal scale (Samuel Arnold)

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  • (Posted 2012-10-14)   CPDL #27332:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-10-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The first verse only of the text is underlaid in the source, with the other verses given here printed after the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O weigh me, Lord, in equal scale
Composer: Samuel Arnold
Lyricist: James Merrick

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1794 in Improved Psalmody, London, compiled by William Dechair Tattersall, p. 185.

Description: This setting of James Merrick's metrical version of Psalm 43 was published in 1794. In that collection, it is given the descriptive heading 'A Prayer against Oppressors, and for the joyful Restoration to the Privileges of the faithful in God's Sanctuary', and is attributed to 'Dr. Arnold'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 6874.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 43.