Look down O Lord (William Byrd)

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General Information

Title: Look down O Lord
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: Sacred, Sacred song

Language: English
a cappella Published: The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soul (1614)


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Original text and translations

Original text:

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Look down, O Lord, on me poor man,
in Thee I live, I move and am,
O clear my soul and conscience,
that I in Thee my peace find,
rest to my heart, joy to my mind,
freedom from my sin and mine offence.

Sir William Leighton (c.1565-1622)