O Jesu look (George Kirbye)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-05-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 293 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Transposed a minor third above original key.

General Information

Title: O Jesu look
Composer: George Kirbye
Lyricist: Anon
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1616 in manuscript
Description: A setting collected by Thomas Myriell (Rector of St Stephen's Walbrook) for his manuscriot compilation "Tristitiae Remedium", B.L. Add. ms 29372-7.

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Original text and translations

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O Jesu look, O cast thine eyes on me
Who by my sins have wandered from Thy fold,
And must confess myself astray to be,
Not worthy, Lord, Thy face for to behold;
No, not this light and glorious works of thine,
No, not to live and husks to eat with swine.