The Lamentation (John Farmer)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-17)   CPDL #41150:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2016-09-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Lamentation
Composer: John Farmer
Lyricist: John Markant

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredLiturgical music

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1561

Description: This tune from Genevan Psalter, 1561. Farmer's harmonization first published in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Este) in 1592. Words by John Markant, 1560.

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Original text and translations

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O, Lord, turn not away thy face from him that lieth prostate,
lamenting sore his sinful life before thy mercy gate,
which gate thou openest wide to those,
that do lament their sin,
shut not that gate against me, Lord, but let me enter in.