John Sheppard (c1515-1558): O God be merciful unto us and bless us

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The English Tudor era composer John Sheppard's (c1515-1558) setting of Psalm 67. This setting comes from a part-book of Tudor period devotional music that lay undiscovered in Chirk castle library for three hundred years. It ends with a Gloria whose music is taken from the preceding section.

You'll find the text below the fold. Enjoy :-)

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Text: O God be merciful unto us, and bless us

O God be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the light of thy countenance, and be merciful unto us;
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God: yea let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
Let the people praise thee, O God: let all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, ev’n our own God, shall give us his blessing.
God shall bless us; and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, and is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
PSALM 67

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