Almighty and everlasting God (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-08)   CPDL #47927:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-12-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd to A major. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-11-10)   CPDL #37484:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2015-11-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: A bar-less edition in A major. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #24663:     
Editor: Edward Tambling (submitted 2011-10-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In the original key F major (and in original note values) for ATTB. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #18956:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2009-02-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In A major. Note values halved.
  • CPDL #00731:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 2000-03-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. In F major. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Almighty and Everlasting God
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Source of text: Collect for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1641
  2nd published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 56
  3rd published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, p. 5

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Almighty and everlasting God,
mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

German.png German translation

Allmächtiger und ewiger Gott,
schaue gnädig auf unsere Sünden herab,
und in all unseren Ängsten und Nöten
strecke deine rechte Hand aus,
uns zu helfen und zu behüten
durch Jesus Christus unseren Herrn. Amen.