O Lord, turn thy wrath away (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-04)  CPDL #40491:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Hans de Vries (submitted 2016-07-21).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Lord, turn thy wrath away
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 24
Description: A contrafactum of Byrd's Ne irascaris Domine.

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Original text and translations

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O Lord, turn thy wrath away from us for thy mercy`s sake.
Call to mind no more, O our God, our former sins and wickedness.
Look down with thy merciful eyes, and see
We be thy people and thy pasture sheep.