O Lord, give ear to my just cause (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-02)   CPDL #37401:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Converted to two staffs. Soprano = original Tenor, up one octave; Alto = Medius, down one; Tenor = Cantus, down one; Bass = Bassus. The eight stanzas of Part 1 of Sternhold's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-02)   CPDL #37400:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. One small edit, otherwise as written in 1621. The eight stanzas of Part 1 of Sternhold's paraphrase included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-02)   CPDL #37399:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-11-02).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The eight stanzas in Part 1 of Sternhold's paraphrase included.

General Information

Title: O Lord, give ear to my just cause
Tune: Salisbury
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. 46-47.

Description:Words by Thomas Sternhold, 1556, paraphrase of Psalm 17, in eight stanzas (part 1); amended by William Whittingham.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 17.