From depth of sin (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-01-26)  CPDL #04549:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-01-26).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Sept 2021 (minor formatting).

General Information

Title: From depth of sin
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATT
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Songs of sundrie natures, no. 6

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Original text and translations

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From depth of sinne, O Lord to thee
I have made humble cry,
Lord heare my voice, make it assend
Unto thy throne so hye.

Unto the voyce of my request,
Pour’d out before thy sight,
Lord let thine eares attentive be,
To heare me day and night.

(Metrical version of Psalm 130: 1-2)