Come help O God (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2009-02-03)  CPDL #18869:     
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2009-02-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 226 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised March 23 (formatting)

General Information

Title: Come help O God
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist: William Leighton (c.1565-1622)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule, no. 53

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Original text and translations

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Come help O God,
for Christs sweet bloudy sweat,
I seek thy love & fear thy rod,
for mercy I intreat,
My griefes remedilesse,
if mercy mercilesse.