I shame on mine unworthiness (John Dowland)

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  • CPDL #29616:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2013-07-12).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I shame on mine unworthiness
Composer: John Dowland

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule, no. 50

Description: The only piece for 5 voices

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Original text and translations

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I shame at mine unworthiness,
yet fain would be at one with Thee:
Thou art a joy in heaviness,
a succour in necessity.