Ye children which do serve the Lord (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-03)   CPDL #37414:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 79 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Condensed into two staffs, with: Soprano = original Tenor, moved down an octave; Alto = Medius; Tenor = Cantus, moved down an octave; and Bass = Bassus. Another triad of stanzas from Kethe's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-03)   CPDL #37413:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-03).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few small edits, otherwise as written in 1621. Another triad of stanzas from Kethe's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-03)   CPDL #37403:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-03).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another triad of Kethe's stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Ye children which do serve the Lord
Composers: Matthias Greitter and Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: William Kethe

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1621 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes, pp. 198-199.

Description: Tune composed by Matthias Greitter. Words by William Kethe, 1560, paraphrase of Psalm 113, in six stanzas. Greitter used the first three stanzas of Kethe's paraphrase in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 113.