I call and cry to thee, O Lord (Thomas Tallis)
- Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2013-08-04). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 589 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Transposed up a major 3rd from original written pitch, for SAATB
- Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2008-09-29). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 240 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a tone to suit mixed voice choirs.
Title: I call and cry to thee, O Lord
Composer: Thomas Tallis
First published: pre 1650
2nd published: 1768 in Cathedral Music, Volume 2, p. 5
Description: A pre 1650 English text set to the music of the Latin Motet O sacrum convivium, although it is likely that this anthem predates the Latin setting.
Original text and translations
I call and cry to thee, O Lord. Give ear unto my plaint.
Bow down thine eyes and mark my heavy plight,
and how my soul doth faint.
For I have many ways offended thee.
Forget my wickedness, O Lord, I beseech thee.