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)