When one among the Twelve there was (Song 67) (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2020-11-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: When one among the Twelve there was (Song 67)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist: George Wither

Number of voices: 1 or more vv   Voicings: unison or SB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1623 The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (George Wither), no. 67

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Original text and translations

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1. When one among the Twelve there was,
That did thy Grace abuse;
Thou left'st him LORD, and in his place,
did'st just Matthias chuse:

2. So, if a Traytour doe remaine
Within thy Church to day;
To grant him true repentance daigne,
Or cast him out, we pray.

3. Though horndelike the Lambe he show,
Or Sheepelike clad he be,
Let us his Dragon language know,
And Woolvish nature see;

4. Yea, cause the Lot to fall on those,
The charge of thine to take,
That shall their Actions well dispose,
And conscience of them make.