O Lord, how do my woes increase (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-25)  CPDL #62501:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A bar-less edition, note values halved.
  • (Posted 2013-08-19)  CPDL #29889:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2013-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original key; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: O Lord, how do my woes increase
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist: William Leighton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule, no. 24
Description: This anthem's text is a paraphrase of Psalm 3:1-2.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 3.

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O Lord, how do my woes increase,
how many are my miseries:
my troubles rise and never cease,
men judge Thou wilt not hear my cries.