Almighty God, whose praise this day (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-19)  CPDL #39698:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 222 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial slurs and accidentals added.

General Information

Title: Almighty God, whose praise this day
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 4
Description: A setting of the collect for Holy Innocents, for five soloists and six-part choir.

Original text and translations

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Almighty God, whose praise this day the young innocents thy witnesses
have confessed and shewed forth, not in speaking but in dying:
mortify and kill all vices in us, that in our conversation our life may express thy faith
which with our tongues we do confess, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.