O Lord, how are my foes increased (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-29)   CPDL #37341:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-10-29).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Sternhold's paraphrase added. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #02547:  IMSLP1.png
Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 2001-05-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scroll down to O Lord how are my foes increast (Psalm 3).

General Information

Title: O Lord, how are my foes increased
Composers: Anonymous and Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Thomas Sternhold

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes, #16.

Description: Tune written by Genevan Exiles, 1557. Harmonized by Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621. Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1547, paraphrase of Psalm 3, in seven stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 3.