Susanna fair whom lying lips (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-03-09). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 87 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Reformatting of #31879, with minor corrections to the underlay.
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 112 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Susanna fair
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Original text and translations
Susanna fair whom lying lips defamed,
Before her foes pleaded her blamelessness,
And such sweet grief her innocence proclaimed,
As moved all hearts to pity her distress.
"The Lord," she said, "He knoweth me guiltless,
He is my trust, though never man befriend me.
Yea, through disgrace and death itself attend me,
And if He will, I am content to die;
Yet if He so will, His power can defend me,
And make me safe e'en from my enemy.