Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 (Henry Purcell)

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General Information

Title: Hear My Prayer
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicings: SSAATTBB or SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or organ

    Manuscript 1682 Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum MS 88
Description: A incomplete fragment.

External websites:

  • A performance can be heard here YouTube link (transposed for one-man choir).

Original text and translations

English.png English text

(Psalm 102.1, Book of Common Prayer)

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee.

German.png German translation

Herr, höre mein Gebet! Mein Schreien dringe zu dir.

French.png French translation

Écoute ma prière, O Seigneur, et laisse mes pleurs t'atteindre.