Audi Israel (Richard Allison)
- Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2016-10-08). Score information: A4, 1 page, 54 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Audi Israel
Composer: Richard Allison
Lyricist: William Whittingham
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Chorale
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1592 in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Este), no. 172
Original text and translations
Attend my people and give eare,
of ferly things I will thee tell,
see that my words in minde thou beare,
and to my preceps listen well.
I am thy souveraine Lord thy God,
which have the brought from carefull thral,
and eke reclaimed from Pharaos rod.
Make thee no Gods on them to call.
Nor fashioned forme of my thing,
in heaven or earth to worship it:
or I thy God by revenging
with grevous plagues this sia will smite.
Take not in vaine his holy name,
abuse it not after thy will:
for so thou mightst soon purchase blame
and in his wrath hee would thee spull.
The Lord from work seaven day ceart
and brought all things to perfect end:
so thou and thine that day take reit,
that to God helts ye may attend.
Unto thy parents honor give
as God commandments do pretend,
that thou long daies & good maist live,
in earth where God a place doth lend.
Beware of murther and cruell hate,
all fil thy fornication feare:
see thou steale not in any rate,
false witnesse against no man bare.
Thy neigbors house wish not to have
his wife or might that thee ealth mine:
his field, his Oxe, his Asse, his Slave,
or any thing which is not thine.