Almighty God, unto whom (Joseph Key)

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  • CPDL #22379:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2010-09-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source, and has been notated according to the modern convention in the present edition.
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General Information

Title: Almighty God, unto whom
Composer: Joseph Key

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthemCommunion Service

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 25-26

Description: The text is the collect from the Communion service in the Book of Common Prayer, also known as the Collect for Purity.

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Original text and translations

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Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.