O Lord, in Thee is all my Trust (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-11)  CPDL #53525:         
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2019-03-11).   Score information: Letter, 17 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved, transposed up a fourth, from G minor to C Minor to suit modern mixed choirs.

General Information

Title: O Lord, in Thee is all my Trust
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1873
Description: Published in 1873 by Novello, edited by Rev. Sir Frederick A. Gore Ouseley, with the identifying note: "OF WHICH THE SCORES ARE NOT CONTAINED IN DR. BOYCE'S COLLECTION" and only existed prior in manuscript and part books. The volume does contain two pieces now attributed to Henry Loosemore. The style does appear to be that of Gibbons.

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Original text and translations

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O Lord, in Thee is all my trust.
Give ear unto my woeful cries.
Refuse me not, that am unjust,
but bowing down Thy heav’nly eyes,
behold how I do still lament
my sins wherein I Thee offend.
O Lord, for them shall I be shent(put to shame/reproached),
Sith(Since) thee to please I do intend?

No, no, not so! Thy will is bent
to deal with sinners in Thine ire:
but when in heart they shall repent
Thou grant’st with speed their just desire.
To Thee therefore still shall I cry,
to wash away my sinful crime.
Thy blood, O Lord, is not yet dry,
but that it may help me in time.

Haste Thee, O Lord, haste Thee, I say,
to pour on me Thy gifts of grace
that when this life shall fleet away
in heav’n with Thee I may have place
where Thou dost reign eternally
with God which once Thee down did send,
where angels sing continually.
To thee be praise, world without end. Amen.