Therefore, ye kingdoms of the earth (Joseph Key)

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  • CPDL #26042:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-04-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch. Verse 34 only of the text is given in the source: the subsequent three verses have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: Therefore, ye kingdoms of the earth
Composer: Joseph Key
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

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

Language: English
Instruments: Other

Published: 1785

Description: This setting of Psalm 68 in the metrical Old Version (starting at verse 34), by Joseph Key, was published on p35 of Key's Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, London: [1785]. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4563.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 68.