Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin (Thomas Tallis)

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General Information

Title: Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin
Composer: Thomas Tallis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: STTB or SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30484 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 36

Description: LM hymn, also found with the secular text Fond youth is a bubble

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Original text and translations

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Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin,
and save thou me by faith from ill,
that I may rest and dwell with thee,
upon thy holy blessed hill.

And that done, grant that with true heart
I may without hypocrisy
affirm the truth, detract no man,
but do all things with equity.