I lift my heart to thee (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-11)  CPDL #36762:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 424 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I lift my heart to thee
Composer: Christopher Tye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: STTTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Contrafactum of Amavit eum Dominus. See O Lord, deliver me for a different contrafactum.

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Original text and translations

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I lift my heart to thee, my God most just,
now suffer me to pour out my 'plaints.
My sins, alas, are so enlarged
that when I look up, lo, I am cast down
through my unrighteousness.
My humble suit, then, for mercy is;
mercy, good Lord, mercy I crave,
let me thy mercy have.