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Thomas Sternhold (c. 1500 – 1549) was the principal author of the first English metrical version of the Psalms, originally attached to the Prayer-Book as augmented by John Hopkins. He was a groom of the robes to Henry VIII and Edward VI.
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- The Lord descended from above
And bow’d the heavens high;
And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky.
On cherubs and on cherubims
Full royally he rode;
And on the wings of all the winds
Came flying all abroad.
- A Metrical Version of Psalm 104, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).