Lord in thy rage (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-10-21)  CPDL #05820:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-21).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 96 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised April 20 (minor formatting).

General Information

Title: Lord in thy rage
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATT
Genre: SacredPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Songs of sundrie natures, no. 1
Description: A setting of an anonymous metrical version of Psalm 6, vv. 1–2.

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Original text and translations

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Lord in thy rage rebuke me not
for my most grievous sin,
nor in thine anger chasten me,
but let me favour win,

Have mercy Lord on me, because
my state is weak to see,
heal me, O Lord, for that my bones
are troubled sore in me.