O Lord, grant the king a long life (James Hawkins)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-23)   CPDL #50946:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-08-23).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: O Lord, grant the king a long life
Composer: James Hawkins
Lyricist: Book of Common Prayer, 1662 (adapted)create page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: The text was introduced under James I as part of a liturgy (not formalised in the Book of Common Prayer) used to mark the anniversary of the sovereign's accession. It was recognised more formally, after the restoration, in the Book of Common Prayer, 1662. More specifically, the text was used for a coronation anthem, 1660 - 1727.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O Lord, grant the king a long life.