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William Bradley Roberts Prayer of John Donne

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

A strophic setting of the text "Wilt thou forgive the sin..." for SATB a cappella. Rich harmonies throughout.

Wilt Thou forgive that sin where I begun,
Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt Thou forgive that sin through which I run,
And do run still, though still I do deplore?
When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done;
For I have more.

Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I have won
Others to sin, and made my sins their door?
Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I did shun
A year or two, but wallow'd in a score?
When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done;
For I have more.

I have a sin of fear, that when I've spun
My last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
But swear by Thyself that at my death Thy Son
Shall shine as He shines now and heretofore:
And having done that, Thou hast done;
I fear no more.

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Saginaw, Michigan 48603
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