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Psalm 141 Lord, I call upon Thee

A setting of verses 1-3 and 9 of Psalm 141 (Coverdale version), with the first half of verse 4 used as an antiphon:

v1. Lord, I call upon thee, haste thee unto me : and consider my voice when I cry unto thee.

v2. Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense : and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

v3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth : and keep the door of my lips.

v4 (used as the antiphon, repeated after each verses). O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing.

v9. But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God : in thee is my trust , O cast not out my soul.

In 1976 Tranchell produced a revised version in A minor version with the verses set for bass solo, the antiphon set for ATBrBB, and some minor changes to the organ part. We can make this version available on request.

The full score of the original C minor version is provided here (or click on the image below to open the PDF). Please contact us if you would like to order pre-printed copies. Please also see our guidance on the use of this score.

Image from original Tranchell MS for Psalm 141

A recording by St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark under Norman Harper: