The humble suit of a sinner (John Farmer)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-17)  CPDL #41147:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2016-09-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The humble suit of a sinner
Composer: John Farmer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1562
Description: This tune from English Psalter, 1562. Farmer's harmonization first published in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Este) in 1592.

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Original text and translations

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O, Lord, of whom I do depend,
behold my careful heart,
and when thy will and pleasure is,
release me of mysmart,
thou see'st my sorrows what they are,
my grief isknow to thee,
and there is none that can remove,
or take the same from me.