I set the Lord still in my sight (Joseph Key)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-25)   CPDL #35564:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-05-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text given here (verse 8 of Sternhold's Ps. 16) is printed in the source: the subsequent verses have been added editorially. The original time signature is retorted time. The following notes are printed in the source as small grace notes, and have been written out in full in this edition: bar 7, beat 1, alto E and tenor C; bar 11, beat 2, tenor F; bar 12, beat 1, tenor E; bar 17, tenor notes given here as semiquavers. The soprano note on beat 1 of bar 7, given here as a G, is printed in the source as the B a third higher.
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General Information

Title: I set the Lord still in my sight
Composer: Joseph Key
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1785 in Five Anthems, Four Collects, Twenty Psalm Tunes, London, p. 27.

Description: Setting of verses from Psalm 16 in the metrical Old Version. Hymn Tune Index tune number 4553.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 16.