Above the stars my Saviour dwells (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2015-06-04). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 220 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original key and note values. Editorial accidentals added, and spelling modernized. In the original print, the last verse is scored for seven voices, but these have been condensed into six.
- 1964 performance on YouTube (Guildford Cathedral Choir) - Barry Rose
- Performance by the Montreal Studio of Ancient Music and the Consort de Voix Humaines
Original text and translations
Above the stars my Saviour dwells;
I love, I care for nothing else.
There, there he sits and fills a place
for the glorious heirs of grace.
Dear Saviour, raise my duller eyne;
let me but see thy beams divine.
Ravish my soul with wonder and desire;
ere I enjoy, let me thy joys admire.
And wond'ring let me say,
come, Lord Jesu, come away.