Our God ascended up on high (John Arnold)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-29)   CPDL #35232:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-04-29).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original clefs are treble, alto, tenor and bass. The text of the first verse only is underlaid in the source, with the three subsequent verses given here printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: Our God ascended up on high
Composer: John Arnold
Tune: South Ockendon
Lyricist: John Hopkins

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1757

Description: This setting of verses from Psalm 47 in the metrical Old Version was published on p7 of John Arnold's The Psalmist's Recreation, London: 1757. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2435.

The tune was republished, with the same text, in the fifth edition (1761), sixth edition (1769) and seventh edition (1779) of John Arnold's collection The Compleat Psalmodist. In those sources, it is given the tune name 'South Ockendon'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 47.