God, which as upon this day (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-04-05). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 200 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original key (MMTTBarBarBB) and note values; editorial accidentals and slurs added.
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-11-04). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 207 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third (SSAATTBB), with original note values; editorial accidentals and slurs added.
Title: God, which as upon this day
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Number of voices: 8vv Voicings: AATTBBBB or SSAATTBB
Genre: Sacred, Verse anthem
First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 10
Description: This eight-part verse anthem is a setting of the collect for Pentecost from the Book of Common Prayer.
Original text and translations
God, which as upon this day hast taught the hearts of thy faithful people,
by sending to them the light of thy Holy Sp'rit:
Grant us by the same Sp'rit to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort.
Through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the same Sp'rit,
one God, world without end. Amen.