Chandos Anthem no. 7: My song shall be alway of the loving kindness
Language: English after the Latin
Soprano and Chorus
My song shall be alway of the loving kindness
of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be
shewing thy truth from one generation to
another. The Heav'ns shall praise thy
wond'rous works, and thy truth in the
congregation of the saints.
For who is he among the clouds that shall be
compared unto the Lord? And what is he
among the Gods that shall be like unto the Lord?
Soprano, Tenor and Bass
God is very greatly to be feared in the counsel
of the saints, and to be had in reverence of
all that are round about him. O Lord, God of
hosts, who is like unto thee? Thy truth, most
mighty Lord, is on ev'ry side.
Alto and Bass. Duet
The heav'ns are thine, the earth also is thine;
thou has laid the foundation of the round
Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy
seat; mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice
in thee; they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
Thou art the glory of their strength. Alleluja.
This text comes from lines 5(6)-7(8), 11(12), 14(15), and 17(18).
Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts , lines 2, 6-8, 9-10, 14-15 of the psalm [an adaptation] FRE GER by Henry Purcell.
- Also set in English, a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts , "Psalm 88 (89)" FRE GER by Emma Lou Diemer.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts , Psalm 89, lines 11 and 14a [an adaptation] ENG ENG ENG FRE by Joseph Rheinberger.
Text added to the website: 2010-02-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
Line count: 30
Word count: 195
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