Nunc dimittis (John Farmer)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-15)  CPDL #33707:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-12-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Nunc dimittis
Composer: John Farmer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1592 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Este), no. 8

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Original text and translations

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O Lord, because my heart's desire hath wished long to see:
my only Lord & Saviour, thy sonne before I dye:
the joy & health of all mankind, desired long before,
which now become into the world, of mercy bringing store.

Thou sufferest thy servant now in peace for to depart:
according to thy holy word, which lightenet my hart,
because mine eyes, which thou hast made to give my body light:
have now beheld thy swing health which is the Lord of might.

Whom thou mercifully hast set of time aboundant grace:
in open sight & visible, before all peoples face.
The Gentiles to illuminate and Sathan overquell:
and eke to be the glory of thy people Israel.