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==General Information==
 
==General Information==
 
'''Title:''' ''O where shall wisdom be found?''<br>
 
'''Title:''' ''O where shall wisdom be found?''<br>
 
{{Composer|William Boyce}}
 
{{Composer|William Boyce}}
'''Source of text:''' Job 28: 12–15, 18, 20–28
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'''Source of text:''' Job 28: 12–15, 18, 20–21a, 23-28
  
 
{{Voicing|5|SSATB}}<br>
 
{{Voicing|5|SSATB}}<br>
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{{Language|English}}
 
{{Language|English}}
'''Instruments:''' {{OrgAcc}}<br>
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'''Published:'''  
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{{Pub|1|1790|in ''{{NoCo|Collection of Anthems and a Short Service}}''|pg=46}}
  
 
'''Description:'''  
 
'''Description:'''  
  
 
'''External websites:'''  
 
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*[https://youtu.be/4qKyJC3vZow 1973 performance on YouTube (Guildford Cathedral Choir)] - [[wikipedia:Barry Rose|Barry Rose]]
  
 
==Original text and translations==
 
==Original text and translations==
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{{Vs|12}} O where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?  
O where shall wisdom be found?  
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{{Vs|13}} Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.  
And where is the place of understanding?  
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{{Vs|14}} The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.  
Man knoweth not the price thereof;  
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{{Vs|15}} It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.  
Neither is it found in the land of the living.  
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{{Vs|18}} No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
The depth saith, It is not in me:  
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{{Vs|20}} Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?  
And the sea saith, It is not with me.  
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{{Vs|21a}} Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living.  
It cannot be gotten for gold,  
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{{Vs|23}} God understandeth the way thereof, and He knoweth the place thereof.  
neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.  
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{{Vs|24}} For He looketh to the ends of the earth, And seeth under the whole heav’n;  
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls
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{{Vs|25}} To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.  
for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
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{{Vs|26}} When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
Whence then cometh wisdom?  
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{{Vs|27}} Then did He see it, and declare it; He prepared it, yea, and searched it out.  
and where is the place of understanding?  
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{{Vs|28}} And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.}}
seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living.  
 
God understandeth the way thereof,  
 
and He knoweth the place thereof.  
 
For He looketh to the ends of the earth,  
 
And seeth under the whole heav’n;  
 
To make the weight for the winds;  
 
and He weigheth the waters by measure,
 
He weigheth the waters by measure.  
 
When He made a decree for the rain,  
 
and a way for the lightning of the thunder;
 
then did He see it, and declare it;  
 
He prepared it, yea, and searched it out.  
 
And unto man He said, Behold,  
 
the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;  
 
and to depart from evil is understanding.  
 
</poem>
 
  
 
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Editor: Thomas F. Strode (submitted 2005-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 17 pages, 380 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O where shall wisdom be found?
Composer: William Boyce
Source of text: Job 28: 12–15, 18, 20–21a, 23-28

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1790 in Collection of Anthems and a Short Service, p. 46

Description:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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12  O where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
13  Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
14  The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
15  It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
18  No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
20  Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
21a  Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living.
23  God understandeth the way thereof, and He knoweth the place thereof.
24  For He looketh to the ends of the earth, And seeth under the whole heav’n;
25  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
26  When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
27  Then did He see it, and declare it; He prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28  And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.