Enforce yourself as God's own knight (Edmund Turges)

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  • CPDL #03431:         
Editor: Steve Sanders (submitted 2002-03-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Enforce Yourself as God's Own Knight
Composer: Edmund Turges

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1500 in Fayrfax Manuscript, no. 47

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Original text and translations

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1. Enforce yourself as God’s own knight,
to strengthen your commons in their right.
Sov'reign Lord in earth most excellent,
whom God hath chos'n our guide to be,
with gifts so great and evident
of martial power and also high dignity.
Since it is so, now let your labour be,
enforcing yourself with all your might,
to strengthen your commons in their right.
Enforce your self as Goddess knight,
to strengthen your commons in their right.
 
2. God hath given you of his goodness,
wisdom with strength and sov'reignty,
all misdone things to be redress.
And specially hurts of thy commonalty,
which cry and call unto your majesty,
in your person all their hope is pight,
to have recover of their unright.