Psalm 86 scored for assembly, cantor, SATB voices, harp (or keyboard), with optional flute, oboe, and cello. The refrain is an 8-measure hymntune-like melody, with chanted verses that return to the 4/4 meter on the final phrase. The chanted verses are unison, two-part, and SATB. Each refrain has a varied choral treatment.
Harp or keyboard accompaniment Flute, oboe and cello parts are optional