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Text of Psalm 33
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:00am

Please can anyone identify this version of the opening verses of Psalm 33: "Rejoice in the Lord, ye people all, for it becometh us well to be thankful. Praise ye the Lord, and sing unto him with a new song." This is not metrical, and does not appear to be KJV or BCP. It is the text of an anthem in Francis Timbrell's The Divine Musick Scholars Guide (London 1725), which is ascribed to John Bishop. It is almost certainly not by Bishop, both because it appears in neither of Bishop's publications, and also on stylistic grounds.

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