O Lord my God (William Byrd)
- (Posted 2004-12-28) CPDL #08739: (Sibelius 4)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-12-28). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 104 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.
Title: O Lord my God
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
O Lord my God, let flesh and blood thy servant not subdue,
nor let the world deceive me with his glory most untrue,
let not, O Lord, O mighty God, let not thy mortal foe,
let not the fiend with all his craft, thy servant overthrow:
But to resist, give fortitude, give patience to endure,
give constancy that always thine I may persever sure.