An evening hymn, Z 193 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-18)  CPDL #29870:       
Editor: Shaun Pirttijarvi (submitted 2013-08-18).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key of G major. Please email me if you require a transposition.
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General Information

Title: An Evening Hymn
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: William Fuller

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1688 in Harmonia Sacra, pp. 1-3
    2nd published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 60

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Original text and translations

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Now, now that the sun hath veil’d his light
And bid the world goodnight;
To the soft bed my body I dispose,
But where shall my soul repose?
Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms,
And can there be any so sweet security!
Then to thy rest, O my soul!
And singing, praise the mercy
That prolongs thy days.