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

First published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, p. 35

Description: Setting of Psalm 68 in the metrical Old Version (starting at verse 34). Hymn Tune Index tune number 4563.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 68.