Heinrich Schütz by Christoph Spätner, c. 1660 (Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University)
Heinrich Schütz by Christoph Spätner, c. 1660 (Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University)

Psalm 18:1-6 [Written and sung in German]

1 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.


Herzlich lieb hab’ich dich, o Herr, SWV 348, from Symphoniae sacrae II (1647), Op. 10, by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672).

Symphoniae sacrae II, Op. 10, SWV 341-367: VIII. Herzlich lieb hab'ich dich, o Herr, SWV 348

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Page from Urania : or a choice collection of Psalm-tunes, anthems, and hymns
Page from Urania : or a choice collection of Psalm-tunes, anthems, and hymns

Psalm 18:9-10 [Music text is a paraphrase of these verses]

He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

The Lord Descended From Above (published 1761), composed by James Lyon (1735-1794)

The Lord descended (1761), by James Lyon (1735--1794)

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