Sweet Spirit, comfort me (Kathryn Rose)

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Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2012-05-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Sweet Spirit, Comfort Me
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Robert Herrick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2012

Description: Three verses of Robert Herrick's "Litany to the Holy Spirit".

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Original text and translations

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In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When I lie within my bed,
Sick in heart and sick in head,
And with doubts discomforted,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When the house doth sigh and weep,
And the world is drown'd in sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!