Where sin sore wounding (John Dowland)
- Editor: Stefan Schwarz (submitted 2012-08-11). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 61 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Arranged for SATB + classical guitar. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2008-07-01). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: SATB plus lute tablature (7/8 course, tenor G tuning)
Title: Where Sinne sore wounding
Composer: John Dowland
Published: A Pilgrimes Solace (1612), no. 17
Description: May be performed: SATB plus lute; solo voice (S/T) plus lute and (preferably) bass viol; S solo, 3 viols plus lute.
Original text and translations
Where Sinne sore wounding, daily doth oppresse me,
There Grace abounding freely doth redresse mee:
So that resounding still I shall confesse thee,
Father of mercy.
Though Sinne offending daily doth torment mee,
Yet Grace amending, since I doe repent mee,
At my lives ending will I hope present mee
cleare to thy mercy.
The wound Sinne gave me was of Death assured,
Did not Grace save mee, whereby it is cured:
So thou wilt have mee to thy love inured,
free without merit.
Sinnes stripe is healed, and his sting abated,
Deaths mouth is sealed, and the Grave amated,
Thy Love revealed, and thy Grace related
gives me this spirit.