Almighty God, who by thy Son (Orlando Gibbons)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-03-15). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 121 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2005-10-12). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 242 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a organ version of the original viol consort accompaniment.
First published: c.1620
Description: Forcing a work of this period into the straightjacket of the modern time signature/bar line system leads to many 'weak' word endings falling on 'strong' beats. Care should be taken that performance is dictated by the word stress, not by the bar lines.
Original text and translations
Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ
didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts,
and commandest him earnestly to feed thy flock;
Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently
to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same,
that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory. Amen.