Lett God but rise, his very face shall cast On all his haters flight and disarray: As smoke in wind, as wax at fire doth waste, At Gods aspect th’ unjust shall flitt away. The just meane while shall in Jehovah’s presence Play, sing, and daunce. Then unto him, I say, Unto our God, nam’d of eternall essence, Present your selves with song, and daunce, and play.
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From The Psalms of The Countess of Pembroke (1590s), from John Rathmell’s 1963 edition.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Matthew Parker, Archbishop (1504 - 1575) , first published 1567 [an adaptation] FRE GER ; composed by Thomas Tallis.
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts [an adaptation] ENG ENG GER ; composed by Jean de Maletty.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) , "Psalm 68", written 1545, modernized ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Heinrich Schütz.
Researcher for this text: David Wyatt
This text was added to the website: 2017-02-17
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