Deliver us, good Lord, from eternal death (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-10) 
CPDL #66658:  Original pitch and note values retained:       
CPDL #66657:  Transposed up a minor third for SATB:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-11-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 135 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the 'Hamond Partbooks'.
  • (Posted 2021-04-19)  CPDL #64120:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-04-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 159 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition prepared from the Hamond partbooks.

General Information

Title: Deliver us, good Lord, from eternal death
Composer: Christopher Tye
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30483 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 39
Description: The text includes translations/paraphrases of Latin models "Libera me, Domine" and "Dies illa", associated with the liturgy for the requiem. The Anglican liturgical use is unknown; these texts are not prescribed in the Books of Common Prayer, 1549 or 1559.

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Original text and translations

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Deliver us, good Lord, from eternal death in that dreadful day when heaven and earth shall be moved: when thou shalt judge the world by fire.
This day is the day of ire and misery: that great day and very bitter.
Therefore what would I, most miserable wretch, either say or do, when I shall bring forth no good thing, before so high a judge?
O Christ, we desire thee now, have mercy, we beseech thee, which camest to redeem them that were lost.
Suffer not those that be redeemed to be lost.