Have mercy upon me (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-07-12). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 122 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Nov 08. All parts in G and F clefs; viol parts in C clefs available from editor on request. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Have mercy upon me O God
Composer: William Byrd
Source of text: Psalm 51: 1-2, translation close to Coverdale's in the Book of Common Prayer
Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SATTTB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
Original text and translations
Have mercy upon me O God, after thy great goodness. And according to the multitude of thy mercies wipe away mine offences.
Wash me clean from my wickedness, and purge me from my sin. Amen.