My heart is set to laud the Lord (Joseph Key)

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  • CPDL #21256:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-03-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Verse 9 of the text is the only verse given in the source: verse 10 has been added editorially. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: My heart is set to laud the Lord
Composer: Joseph Key
Lyricist: John Hopkins, on Psalm 57

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, page 34.

Description: Setting of Psalm 57 Old Version by Joseph Key. The time signature in the source is retorted time. The alto part is notated in the treble clef at the upper octave in the source. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4562.

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Original text and translations

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My heart is set to laud the Lord,
In him to joy always:
My heart doth ever well accord,
To sing his laud and praise.
 
Awake, my joy, awake I say,
My lute, my harp and string;
And I myself before the day,
Will rise, rejoice and sing.