Arise, O Lord God, lift up thine hand (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-18)   CPDL #39370:  Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-04-18).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 231 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key (MTBarBarB) and note values; editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Arise, O Lord God, lift up thine hand
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATBBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

Published: Musica Deo sacra & ecclesiae Anglicanae (London: William Godbid, 1668)

Description: A five-part setting of an anonymous prayer.

External websites: Performance by the Oxford Camerata, dir. Jeremy Summerly

Original text and translations

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Arise, O Lord God, lift up thine hand,
for the comfortless sake of the needy,
and because of the deep sighing of the poor.
Arise, O Lord, in the multitude of thy mercies.
Hear the cry of the widow,
and let the complaint of the fatherless come before thee.
Plead thou their cause against the oppressor.
But as for those that shew mercy,
remember them, O Lord, for good,
and spare them according to the riches of thy mercies,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.