Symphony My song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the Lord : with my mouth will I ever be shewing forth thy truth from one generation to another. O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous 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? God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints : and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him Chorus Hallelujah. Symphony O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee? : thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side. Thou rulest the raging of the sea : thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise. Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat : mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Hallelujah. Chorus Hallelujah.
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , lines 2, 6-8, 9-10, 14-15 of the psalm [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "My song shall be alway", Z. 31 (1688-90), anthem [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts [an adaptation] FRE GER ; composed by Georg Friedrich Händel.
- Also set in English, a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts , "Psalm 88 (89)" FRE GER ; composed 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 ; composed by Joseph Rheinberger.
Researcher for this text: Athony Burton
This text was added to the website: 2011-03-30
Line count: 23
Word count: 183