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A setting of Psalm 57 for SATB choir with independent piano accompaniment.  The duration is between 5 minutes 30 to 6 minutes, depending on the tempi.  


Be gracious unto me, O God, 
be gracious unto me; 
For in thee my soul takes refuge,
in the shadow of thy wings.  [repeat]

I will call unto God the Most High; 
Unto God that performeth all things. 
And He sendeth from the heavens and saveth me; 
Let thy glory be exalted above all the earth.

Be gracious........

I will call unto God the Most High; 
For I lie down among roaring lions,
And their tongues are fiery, like sharpened swords.
Let thy glory be exalted above all the earth.
 
My heart is fixed, O Lord. My heart is fixed, O Lord:
I will sing, yea, I will praise the Lord.
I will sing psalms unto thee, O Lord,
I will wake the dawn.  Awake my soul!
I will praise thee Lord, among the people.
Let thy glory be exalted above all the earth.

Be gracious.......

[Repeat]  

Let thy glory be exalted above all the earth.

 

 

                                               Copyright Information

    The main body of text is an adaptation from the Darby Bible which was
       translated in 1890
and is now in the public domain.  Single words or
      short phrases are used as short extracts from the New International
                   Version and the King James (Authorised) versions.



Psalm 77

My voice is unto God, and I will cry;                            
My voice is unto God, and he will give ear unto me.       

I sought the Lord in the day of my distress.                   
My hand by night was stretched out,                            
yet my soul hath refused to be comforted.                     
I remembered God, and complained,                           
and my spirit was overwhelmed.                                    

My voice is unto God, and I will cry;                            
My voice is unto God, and he will give ear unto me.       

I remember my song in the night;
I meditate in my heart, and my spirit doth inquire:           

Will the Lord reject for ever?                                       
Will his promise be no more?                                       
Hath his mercy ceased for ever?                                                   
Hath his word come to an end?

I will remember the years of the right hand of the Lord, God, Almighty           The waters saw thee, O God, and trembled,
yea, the depths were troubled.                                     
The clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound.
The voice of thy thunder was in the heavens:
the earth was troubled and quaked.                               

Thy way is in the sea,                                                   
and thy paths are in the great waters;                            
Thy footsteps are not known.
Thou hast led as a flock thy people.   

My voice is unto God, and I will cry;                            
My voice is unto God, and he will give ear unto me. 


                                              Copyright Information: 
                        Adaptation Copyright © Andrew March 2008. 
   The main text is taken from the Darby Bible translated by J. N. Darby in
   1890. Single verses and short phrases are also taken from Young's Literal
   Translation (which was translated by Robert Young in 1862), the Webster
    Bible (translated by Noah Webster in 1833) and from the Hebrew Names 
      Version (based on the World English Bible, an update of the American 
                                    Standard Version of 1901).  
            All these versions of the Bible are now in the public domain.

 
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