O God, wherefore art thou absent (William Child)
- Editor: Tim Pratt (submitted 2019-04-26). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 344 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: c.1639 Peterhouse Partbooks (Latter Caroline Set)
Description: One of Child's settings used to comment on contemporary political effents from a Laudian perspective: in this case, the conflict between Charles I and the Long Parliament c. 1640- 1642
Original text and translations
O God, wherefore art thou absent fom us so long,
why is thy wrath so hot against the sheep of thy pasture?
O think upon thy congregation,
whom thou hast purchased and redeemed of old.