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Be Merciful to Me ~ Psalm 57 (for SA or 2-Part Choir with Piano accompaniment)
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By Sharon Wilson

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Choral Choir (SA) - Level 3 - Digital Download
By Sharon Wilson. By Sharon Wilson. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Contemporary, Easter, Holiday, Praise & Worship, Sacred. Octavo. 17 pages. Sharon Wilson #3872557. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.565306).

Item Number: A0.565306

This Scripture song based on Psalm 57 verses 1 and 7-10 is formatted for a SOPRANO-ALTO or 2-part Choir with piano accompaniment. This 2-part arrangement is in the key of G major with the vocal ranges the same for both parts: the first B below middle C to the first B above middle C (B3 to B4). The limited, moderate vocal range makes this song accessible to just about every combination of voices (SA, AA, AB, TB, etc.). This is a straight-forward arrangement with the SOPRANO (Part 1) carrying the melody throughout and the ALTO (Part 2) adding a non-complex harmony. Duration 3:00.

This Psalm is a prayer written by David while in a cave when he was fleeing from Saul (1 Samuel 22). It is presented here as a song of meditation and praise, drawing the listeners into an atmosphere of prayer and trust in God. The simplicity of the melody allows the vocalists to focus on the words and dynamics as the audience is drawn to the beauty of God's Word expressed musically.

The purchase price includes the 9-page combined score with both vocal and piano parts on each page plus a separate VOCALS only score (4 pages) and a PIANO only score (3 pages). For duet use where only one copy is needed, this arrangement is also available as a single purchase.

The lyrics were adapted from the King James Version (KJV) and the World English Version (WEB) and are printed below:

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
For my soul takes refuge in you,
In the shadow of your wings.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
For in the shadow of your wings
My soul will always find
Refuge, refuge, refuge in You.

My heart is fixed on you, O God, my heart is fixed on you.
I’ll sing and give you praises.
I’ll wake up at dawn and give you thanks.
I’ll sing your praises to all people,
For your love is great.
You loving kindness reaches far beyond the starry skies.
Wake up, wake up, wake up and sing.

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
For my soul takes refuge in the shadow of your wings.
For my soul takes refuge in the shadow of your wings.

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