Hear my prayer, O Lord (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-06)  CPDL #64964:   
Editor: Malcolm Lowe (submitted 2021-07-06).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 292 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original notated pitch and note values. As in the original, no bar-lines.
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Edition notes: A bar-less edition of the anthem, transposed up a tone and note values halved.
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Edition notes: Transposed up a whole step. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Hear my prayer, O Lord
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Source of text: Psalm 102:1-2

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 23
Description: Tomkins' text follows the Book of Common Prayer 1559. This is the fifth of seven penitential psalm settings

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Original text and translations

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Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee.
O hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble: incline thine ear unto me, O Lord; O hear me and that right soon.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 102.