Expend, O Lord, my plaint of word In grief that I do make. My musing mind recount most kind; Give ear for thine own sake. O hark my groan, my crying moan; My King, my God thou art. Let me not stray from thee away, To thee I pray in heart.
- by Matthew Parker, Archbishop (1504 - 1575), first published 1567 [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585), "Expend, O Lord, my plaint of word", 1567 [chorus], from [Nine] Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter, no. 6 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Jean-Antoine de Baïf (1532 - 1589) , written 1573 [an adaptation] DUT ENG ; composed by François-Eustache Du Caurroy.
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This text was added to the website: 2014-09-11
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Word count: 51