Deus venerunt gentes - Posuerunt morticinia - Effuderunt sanguinem - Facti sumus opprobrium (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-10-23). Score information: A4, 19 pages, 246 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Dec 08.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 79.
O God the Gentiles are come into thine inheritance, they have polluted thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a watch tower of fruits.
They have made the carcases of thy servants, meat for the fowls of the air: the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the land.
They have poured out their blood as water round about Jerusalem: and there was none to bury them.
We are become a reproach to our neighbours: a scorn and mock to them that are round about us.