Pseaume 90 - Tu as esté, Seigneur, nostre retraicte (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)

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General Information

Title: Psalm 90 - Herr, du bist uns're Zuflucht
Composer: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Lyricist: Clément Marot, on Psalm 90

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1613 in Pseaumes de David, Livre 2, no. 1

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 90.

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Tu as esté, Seigneur, nostre retraicte,
et seur recours de ligne' en lignee.
Mesmes devant nulle montagne nee,
et que le mond' et la terre fust faicte,
tu est tois Dieu desja comme tu es,
et comm' aussi tu seras à jamais.