Turn thou us, O good Lord (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2022-02-01). Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 1.02 MB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third (SAATB), with original note values. Editorial accidentals added, and some light revision of awkward text setting.
Original text and translations
Turn thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned.
Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying.
For thou art a merciful God, full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great pity.
Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy.
Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, and let not thine heritage be brought to confusion.
Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, and after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us.