Psalm Before Evening Prayer (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-02)   CPDL #37371:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to two staffs. Soprano = old Tenor, up one octave; Alto = Medium, down one octave; Tenor = Cantus, down one octave; Bass = Bassus. All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-02)   CPDL #37370:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few small edits, otherwise as written in 1621. All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-02)   CPDL #37369:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-02).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). A few small edits. All four stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Psalm Before Evening Prayer
First Line: Behold, now give heed, such as be
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Arranger: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: Thomas Beccon

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes, pp. 360-361.

Description: Tune composed by Louis Bourgeois, 1560, Old hundredth. Harmonized by Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621. Words by Thomas Beccon, 1565, in four stanzas. See Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, pp. 862-863 for authorship of words.

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Original text and translations

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1. Behold, now give heed, such as be
The Lord's servants faithful and true:
Come praise the Lord every degree,
With such songs as to Him are due.

2. O ye that stand in the Lord's house,
Even in our own God's mansion:
Praise ye the Lord so bounteous,
Which worketh out our salvation.

3. Lift your hands in His holy place,
Yea, and that in the time of night:
Praise ye the Lord that giv'th all grace,
For He is a Lord of great might.

4. Then shall the Lord out of Zion
Which made heav'n and earth by His pow'r:
Give unto you and your nation
His blessing, mercy, and favor.