See a perusal copy of the music.
Hear a synthesized rendering
This piece is the first in the set Seven psalms
The next piece is Psalm 19
If you don't want to buy the whole set, then you can buy Psalm 13 individually using the link on this page.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) in fresh English paraphrases. Schütz's psalms are tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year.
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
How long, O Lord? O Lord, how long? Will you forget me evermore? How long until you cease to hide your countenance, and grace restore? How long shall I your counsel seek, With only sorrow in my heart? How long, then, will my enemy mock and oppress me round about?
Look down, O Lord, and answer me. Kindly enlighten, Lord, my eyes. Let not my eyelids close in sleep lest then in death I fail to rise. Let not my enemy declare, “I am the victor o'er this day!” Nor let my foes rejoice because I fall and stumble on the way.
My hope is found in you alone. I dwell in your abundant grace. My heart exults, for you have giv'n rescue from evil time and place. So let me sing unto the Lord, Who has done marvelous things for me. Let me give glory to His name who was, and is, and is to be.
Ach Herr, wie lang willt du denn noch so ganz und gar vergessen mein, Wie lang, warum verbirgst du doch vor mir der Gnaden Antlitz dein? Wie lang soll mein Seel ängsten sich und mein Herz sorgen immerzu, Wie lang soll mein Feind trotziglich mir zufügen so viel Unruh?
Schau doch, erhör mich, Herr, mein Gott, erleucht mein Augen gnädiglich, Auf daß ich nicht entschlaf im Tod und mein Feind darnach rühme sich, Dass er mein mächtig worden sei, wo du nicht hilfst dem Elend ab, Wird er drauf jubilieren frei, daß er mich ganz vertilget hab.
Mein Hoffnung steht darauf allein, daß du so reich an Gnaden bist, Mein Herz darob wird fröhlich sein, weil du mir hilfst zu jeder Frist. Dafür will ich dich rühmen schon mit Psalmen und mit Lobgesang. Du, Herr, hast wohl an mir getan, des mußt du haben ewig Dank.
Cornelius Becker (1561 — 1604)
Purchase – 5029: Psalm 13
Before you click the "buy" button, please enter the name of your group and select the appropriate size.
The price depends on the number of singers in your group.
This is a single payment for a licence to make as many copies as you
need for your group to rehearse and perform the song. You can also re-print
- for instance, to replace copies that get lost or worn out.
Copies must not be given, lent, hired or sold to any other group.
Orders are normally despatched within 24 hours - not
instantly, because each PDF file is created specially
for the purchaser.
Canasg sales are processed via Paypal. Paypal lets you pay with a simple
credit or debit card if you don't have a Paypal account.
Your Paypal transaction will be in
sterling and it will be converted automatically if
your credit card draws on a different currency.
Paypal passes none of your secure information to Canasg.
If you would like us to send an invoice before you pay, or if you would like your order priced in $US or Euros,
then please e-mail your order to us instead of using the form above.
Canasg sells sheet music for choirs …
… in PDF format, delivered by e-mail, with a licence to print as many
copies, and as often, as you like. The copies are for the exclusive use
of one ensemble, and the licence doesn't let you give, lend, hire or sell
them to anybody else. Please read the detail before
Copying permitted (terms and conditions apply!)
When you buy from us, you can make as many copies as
you need of the music, and as often as you need - so you can replace lost
or worn copies.
Free perusal copies
You can download
a sample PDF from this site, and make a printed copy for your own use. It
will be overprinted “sample”. It isn't licensed for rehearsal
You can bookmark this page to help you find it again. For new releases, seasonal suggestions, and other news, we invite you
to opt in to our occasional mailing list. Opting out is easy, whenever you want to.