Maurice Greene
(1696 - 1755)

Greene : Let my complaint come before thee : illustration

Let my complaint come before thee
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Greene held the post of Composer to the Chapel Royal, for which this setting was presumably written. This edition substitutes a keyboard reduction for the figured bass accompaniment.
Lyrics: Psalm 119, v. 169-172

Let my complaint come before thee, O Lord: give me understanding, according to thy word.
Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me, according to thy word.
My lips shall speak of thy praise: when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteous.