O Lord, in thee is all my trust (Thomas Tallis)
- Editor: Dennis Larson (submitted 2022-11-20). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 124 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Reformatting of # 18164. Addition of rehearsal piano part.
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-11-26). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 54 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Reformatting of #15602, with minor corrections. Transposed up a minor 3rd to G minor.
- Editor: F. L. Dunkin Wedd (submitted 2008-10-22). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 176 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Version in G minor.
- Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2007-12-04). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 76 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed one step up (original in d) - most ficta is editorial.
Title: O Lord, in thee is all my trust
Composer: Thomas Tallis
First published: 1565
Description: Anthem for Evensong, first appeared in 1565 in John Day's certaine notes set forth in foure and three partes
Original text and translations
O Lord, in thee is all my trust.
Give ear unto my woeful cries.
Refuse me not, that am unjust,
but bowing down thy heav’nly eyes,
behold how I do still lament
my sins wherein I thee offend.
O Lord, for them shall I be shent,
sith thee to please I do intend?
No, no, not so! Thy will is bent
to deal with sinners in thine ire:
but when in heart they shall repent
thou grant’st with speed their just desire.
To thee therefore still shall I cry,
to wash away my sinful crime.
Thy blood, O Lord, is not yet dry,
but that it may help me in time.
Haste now, O Lord, haste now, I say,
to pour on me the gifts of grace
that when this life must flit away
in heav’n with thee I may have place
where thou dost reign eternally
with God which once did down thee send,
where angels sing continually.
To thee be praise, world without end. Amen.