Blessed art thou that fearest God (John Mundy)

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  • CPDL #25603:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In the original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano, the Tenor part for Alto and the Bassus for Tenor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Blessed art thou that fearest God
Composer: John Mundy
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold Metrical version of Psalm 128 vv 1-3, (with alterations).

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 4

Description: Part 1 of a 2-part motet, the 2nd part being Thus art thou blest that fearest God

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Original text and translations

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Blessed art thou that fearest God,
And walkest in his way:
For of thy labour shalt thou eat,
Happy art thou I say.
Like fruitful vines on thy house-side,
So doth thy wife spring out:
Thy children stand like olive plants,
Thy table round about.