Then sit thee down and say thy 'Nunc dimittis' (John Dowland)

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General Information

Title: Then sit thee downe,& say thy Nunc demittis (Second part)
Composer: John Dowland

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Languages: English, Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600 in The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres, no. 7
Description: Second part of three

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Original text and translations

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Then sit thee down, and say thy Nunc Dimittis,
with De profundis, Credo, and Te Deum,
Chant Miserere for what now so fit is,
as that, or this, Paratum est cor meum,
O that thy Saint would take in worth thy heart,
thou canst not please her with a better part.