Lord hear my prayer instantly (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-11-20)  CPDL #06082:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Andrew Crookall (submitted 2003-11-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2003-10-14)  CPDL #05687:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised May 2008.

General Information

Title: Lord hear my prayer
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STT
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Songs of sundrie natures, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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Lord heare my prayer instantly,
which I before thee make,
and let my crye come unto thee,
do not the same forsake.

Turne not away thy face from me
when troubles me opresse,
each day inclyne thine eare to me
and succour my distresse.

Anonymous metrical translation of Psalm 102: 1-2