Right blest are they (William Byrd)
- (Posted 2003-02-03) CPDL #04803: (Sibelius 4)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-02-03). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 100 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Feb 09.
Title: Right Blest are They
Composer: William Byrd
Description: Setting of an anonymous metrical version of Psalm 32, vv. 1–2.
Original text and translations
Right blest are they whose wicked sins,
by God remitted be,
and whose defaults are covered,
through his great clemency.
The man is blest, to whom our Lord
hath not imputed sin,
nor in his sprite deceit is found,
nor takes delight therein.