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Titel - O Lord how joyful is the King

Countertenor 1: David Hurley Countertenor 2: Robin Tyson Tenor: Paul Phoenix Bariton 1: Philip Lawson Bariton 2: Christopher Gabbitas Baß: Stephen Connolly


O Lord how joyful is the King in Thy strength and power:
how vehemently doth he rejoice in Thee his saviour.

For Thou hast given unto him his godly heart's desire:
to him nothing hast Thou denied that he did require.

Thou didst prevent him with Thy gifts and blessings manifold:
and Thou hast set upon his head a crown of perfect gold.

And when he asked life of Thee, thereof Thou mad'st him sure:
to have long life, yea, such a life as ever should endure.

Great is his glory by Thy help, Thy benefits and aid:
great worship and great honour both Thou hast upon him laid.

Thou wilt give him felicity that never shall decay:
and with Thy cheerful countenance wilt comfort him alway.

For why, the King doth strongly trust in God for to prevail:
therefore his goodness and his grace will not that he shall quail.

But let Thine enemies feel Thy force and those that Thee withstand:
find out Thy foes and let them feel Thy power, the power of Thy right hand.

And like an oven burn them Lord in fiery flame and fume:
Thine anger shall destroy them all, and fire shall them consume.

And Thou wilt root out of the earth their fruit that should increase:
and from the number of Thy folk their seed shall end and cease.

For why, such mischief did they muse against Thine holy name:
yet did they fail, and had no power for to perform the same.

But as a mark Thou shalt them set in a most open place:
and charge Thy bow strings readily against Thine enemies' face.

Be Thou exalted, Lord, therefore in Thy strength ev'ry hour:
so shall we sing right solemnly praising Thy might and power.

So shall we sing right solemnly, praising Thy might and power.

Produzent: Adrian Peacock

Begleitung: Concordia

1605 - Treason and dischord, William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot (2005)

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The King's Singers collection (2008)

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