Translation by Matthew Parker, Archbishop (1504 - 1575)

Expend, O Lord, my plaint of word
Language: English  after the Latin 
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.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-09-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 51