Attend mine humble prayer (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2004-05-29)  CPDL #07128:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-05-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 245 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Sept 2021 (editorial formatting).

General Information

Title: Attend mine humble prayer
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Songs of sundrie natures, no. 7

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Original text and translations

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Attend mine humble prayer Lord,
with thine attentive eare,
even in thy truth and justice Lord,
vouchsafe my sute to heare,

And into judgement enter not,
with thy poore servant heere,
because none shalbe justified
and stand before thee cleere.

Anonymous metrical version of Psalm 143: 1-2