I am the resurrection and the life (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-15)  CPDL #25381:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: G minor. Revised files uploaded 22/02/18.
  • (Posted 2006-11-02)  CPDL #12971:     
Editor: Jon Riding (submitted 2006-11-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: F minor Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: I am the resurrection and the life
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Source of Text: John 11:25-26 as in Book of Common Prayer, 1549.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthemBurial service

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or with cola parte organ

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 4.30

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Original text and translations

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I am the resurrection and the life saith the Lord:
he that liveth in me, yea, though he were dead,
yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall not die forever.