Remember not, O Lord God (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-29)  CPDL #44755:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2017-05-29).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 520 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Lumley partbooks. Bass part reconstructed with reference to the Mulliner Book. Transposed up a minor 3rd. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2004-04-20)  CPDL #06946:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2004-04-20).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 356 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Remember not, O Lord God
Composer: Thomas Tallis

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Exists in a number of versions: a shorter version, probably the earliest, in the Lumley partbooks (GB-Lbl Royal App 74-6; Bassus book missing), and, in extended form, in the Mulliner Book (untexted) and in John Day's Certaine notes.

External websites:

Original text and translations

A translation of Psalm 79, verses 8-10 and 14, from the King's Primer.

English.png English text

Remember not, O Lord God, our old iniquities,
But let thy mercy speedily prevent us, for we be very miserable.
Help us God our Saviour, and, for the glory of thy name, deliver us.
Be merciful and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake.
Let not the wicked people say, "Where is their God?"
We be thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture.
We shall give thanks unto thee for ever.
From age to age we shall set forth thy laud and praise.
To thee be honour and glory, world without end.
Amen. [Lumley has "So be it"]