Venite (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-23)  CPDL #67208:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2021-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a minor 3rd higher, for mixed voices.
  • (Posted 2020-11-30)  CPDL #61729:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2020-11-30).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: At original pitch.

General Information

Title: Venite
Larger work: The 'Dorian' Service

Composer: Thomas Tallis
Lyricist: Psalm 95

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: ATTB or SATB
Genre: SacredMorning Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella; organ colla parte

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External websites:

Original text and translations

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O come, let us sing unto the Lord;
let us heartily rejoice the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanks giving;
and show ourselves glad him with psalms.

For the Lord is great God; and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth;
and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our maker.
For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hands.

Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation,
and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said,
It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways:
unto whom I swore in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning now, and ever shall be, world without end.