Donne's hymn (Peter Bird)
- Editor: Peter Bird (submitted 2005-10-26). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 68 kB Copyright: Personal Copyright © 2005 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded.
- Edition notes:
First published: 2005
Description: First stanza of John Donne’s Hymn to God, My God, in my Sickness, 1631? In more-or-less late Renaissance style (except that fourths are allowed in the context of 2nd inversions of triads).
Original text and translations
Since I am coming to that Holy room
Where, with Thy choir of saints forevermore,
I shall be made Thy music; as I come
I tune the instrument here at the door,
And what I must do then, think here before.