O merciful Father (Feryng)
- (Posted 2020-03-22)
- CPDL #57655: Original pitch, for TTBarB. Original note values:
- CPDL #57654: Transposed up a minor third, for AATB. Halved note values:
- Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2020-03-22). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 287 kB Copyright: CC BY ND
- Edition notes: Edited from the Hamond Partbooks.
Title: O merciful Father
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: TTBarB, AATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
Instruments: A cappella
Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30483 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 17
Original text and translations
O merciful Father, we beseech thee,
be not from us in time of necessity,
lest thou forget us and the ungodly work their will against us;
for then shall the poor suffer great misery.
O God, confound the proud imagination of the sinful creatures,
that thy name may be glorified here in earth as it is in heaven.
Help us, God our Saviour,
and deliver us from all evil.