We brought nothing into this world (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2013-10-01)  CPDL #30217:     
Editor: Jon Riding (submitted 2013-10-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: We brought nothing into this world
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredBurial service

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or with colla parte organ

First published: 1668 in Musica Deo sacra, no. 4.30

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Original text and translations

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We brought nothing into this world,
neither may we carry anything out of this world.
The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away,
ev'n as it pleaseth the Lord,
so cometh things to pass,
blessed be the name of the Lord.