Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Lord, not to us, but to thy name

There’s really not much to say about this week’s entry in my series dealing with Purcell’s religious music except that it’s an incomplete setting of a text by John Pat­rick paraphrasing Psalm 115. It’s very short (slightly over a minute long) but don’t let that put you off, it’s sufficiently complete that it constitutes a self-contained anthem that’s well worth listening to. You’ll find it below sung by  Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor) and Michael George (bass). Enjoy :-).


Text: Lord, not to us, but to thy name Z137

Lord, not to us, but to thy name
We give the praise we owe;
To thy free goodness and thy truth,
Whence all our blessings flow.

John Patrick (fl1678-1678)

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