Lord in thy wrath correct me not (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-04-19)  CPDL #04768:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-04-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 218 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Sept 2021 (minor formatting, editorial).

General Information

Title: Lord in thy wrath correct me not
Composer: William Byrd
Source of lyrics: Anonymous metrical version of Psalm 38: 1-2

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Songs of sundrie natures, no. 3

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Lord in thy wrath correct me not,
nor in thy furie vexe,
give teares, give grace, give penitence,
unto my sinfull sexe,
for that the arrowes of thy wrath,
are fixed in my hart,
and thou hast layd thine hand on me,
for my most just deseart.