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

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Editor: Noel Jones (submitted 2006-08-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Edition notes: Last verse arranged by Rod Mather.

General Information

Title: Drop, drop, slow tears
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist: Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650)

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

Language: English
Instruments: 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

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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