Lord, we confess our numerous faults (William Tansur)
- Editor: Noel Stoutenburg (submitted 2002-10-08). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: v. 1 underlaid
Title: Lord, we confess our numerous faults
Composers: William Tansur and Maurice Greene
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
First published: 1734 in Harmony of Zion
Description: Although one source attributes this tune to the XVIIIth century English organist Maurice Greene (1696 - 1755), which is plausible because Greene almost certainly would have been acquainted with the William Tans'ur, editor of Harmony of Zion, 1734, the collection in which it first appears. However, the tune apparently lacks attribution in the source, and Tans'ur appears to generally be assumed to have been the composer. (Noel Stoutenburg). Words by Isaac Watts, Hymn 111 of Book 1.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Lord, we confess our numerous faults.