Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly beseech (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-25)  CPDL #39410:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-04-25).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 170 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial slurs and accidentals added.

General Information

Title: Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly beseech
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: AATTBB
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 5
Description: This setting of the BCP Collect for the Purification is for three soloists and six-part choir.

Original text and translations

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Almighty and everlasting God,
we humbly beseech thy majesty,
that as thy only begotten Son
was this day presented in the Temple,
in substance of our flesh,
so grant that we may be presented unto thee
with pure hearts and clean minds,
by the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.