Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-07-03). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 163 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: File Sizes: MIDI: 20 KB, Finale 2006: 53 KB. Organ part transcribed for 4 Viol consort by Sabine Cassola.
Title: Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Source of lyrics: Song of Solomon: Chapter 3, Verse 6 through 8.
Original text and translations
Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness
like pillars of smoke, perfum'd with myrrh and frankinsence
with all powders of the merchant.
Behold his bed which is Solomon's,
threescore valiant men are about it,
of the valiant of Israel.
They all hold swords being expert in war,
Ev'ry man hath his sword upon his thigh,
because of fear in the night.