Jesu, grant me this I pray (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard. Translated by Henry Williams Baker.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words. Translated by Henry Williams Baker.

General Information

Title: Jesu, grant me this I pray
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A capella

First published: 1623 in The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (George Wither)

Description: The tune is Gibbon's Song 13, originally in Latin. See Jesu benignissime for the original. The words are a translation of a different Latin text, which can be found at Dignare me, O Jesu.

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Original text and translations

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Jesu, grant me this, I pray,
ever in thy heart to stay;
let me evermore abide
hidden in thy wounded side.

If the world or Satan lay
tempting snares about my way,
I am safe when I abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

If the flesh, more dangerous still,
tempt my soul to deeds of ill,
naught I fear when I abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

Death will come one day to me;
Jesu, cast me not from thee:
dying let me still abide
in thy heart and wounded side.