Drop, drop, slow tears a 4 (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: Rod Mather (added 2001-02-19).   Score information:    Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Last verse arranged by Rod Mather. May be found on the website under Music Library -> Arrangements

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Title: Drop, drop, slow tears
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn

Language: English
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Melody and bass published as Song 46 in Hymns and Songs of the Church (1623)

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Original text and translations

DROP, drop, slow tears, And bathe those beauteous feet Which brought from Heaven The news and Prince of Peace: Cease not, wet eyes, His mercy to entreat; To cry for vengeance Sin doth never cease. In your deep floods Drown all my faults and fears; Nor let His eye See sin, but through my tears