Thou art, O Lord, my strength and stay (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-28)   CPDL #41602:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Two-staff version. Staffs converted from original: original Tenor becomes Soprano, up one octave; Medius becomes Alto; Cantus becomes Tenor, down one octave; and Bass remains. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-28)   CPDL #41601:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. All nine stanzas of Sternhold's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-10-28)   CPDL #41600:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-10-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All nine stanzas of Sternhold's paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: Thou art, O Lord, my strength and stay
Composer: 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, pp. 62-65.

Description: Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1547, paraphrase of Psalm 28, Old Version, with nine stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 28.