Psalm 86 (Gustav Holst)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2003-06-12). Score information: A4, 10 pages, 156 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Psalm 86
Subtitle: To My Humble Supplication
Composer: Gustav Holst
Description: Extracts of Psalm 86 are intersperced with the hymn "To my humble supplication" by Joseph Bryan (see below).
Original text and translations
To my humble supplication
Lord, give ear and acceptation;
Save Thy servant that hath none
Help nor hope but Thee alone.
Send, O send relieving gladness
To my soul opprest with sadness,
Which from clog of earth set free
Winged with zeal, flies up to Thee.
To Thee, rich in mercies treasure,
And in goodness without measure,
Never failing help to those
Who on Thy sure help repose.
Heav'nly Tutor, of thy kindness,
Teach my dullness, guide my blindness,
That my steps Thy paths may tread
Which to endless bliss do lead.
Joseph Bryan, c.1620
Psalm 86 (seems to be altered from the 1662 BCP translation, this altered version appears below)
Tenor: vv. 1-6
Soprano: v. 12
1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me : for I am poor, and needy.
2 Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy : O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord : for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant : for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive : and plenteous in mercy unto them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer : and attend to the voice of my supplication.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart : and I will glorify thy Name for evermore.