O Lord, who hast taught us (John Marsh)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-03-20). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 95 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.This edition has been prepared from James Page's Harmonia sacra, 1800. The figured bass has been replaced by a reduction, principally with rehearsal in mind. During Marsh's lifetime, it was increasingly common for organs to be encountered in country parishes.
First published: 1800
Description: A setting of the Collect for Quinquagesima by that enthusiastic amateur musician who, in his journals, has left such a wonderful record of music-making in England at the end of the eighteenth century.
Original text and translations
Collect for Quinquagesima, BCP 1662
O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.