Thy Mercies, Lord, To Heaven Reach

Thy mercies, Lord, to heaven reach

Author: William Kethe
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Author: William Kethe

William Kethe (b. Scotland [?], d. Dorset England, c. 1594). Although both the time and place of Kethe's birth and death are unknown, scholars think he was a Scotsman. A Protestant, he fled to the continent during Queen Mary's persecution in the late 1550s. He lived in Geneva for some time but traveled to Basel and Strasbourg to maintain contact with other English refugees. Kethe is thought to be one of the scholars who translated and published the English-language Geneva Bible (1560), a version favored over the King James Bible by the Pilgrim fathers. The twenty-five psalm versifications Kethe prepared for the Anglo-Genevan Psalter of 1561 were also adopted into the Scottish Psalter of 1565. His versification of Psalm 100 (All People that… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy mercies, Lord, to heaven reach
Title: Thy Mercies, Lord, To Heaven Reach
Author: William Kethe
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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