Da pacem (Giles Farnaby)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-08)   CPDL #41347:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2016-10-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Da pacem
Composer: Giles Farnaby
Lyricist: Edmund Grindalcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1561

Description: This tune from Genevan Psalter, 1561. Farnaby's harmonization first published in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Este) in 1592.

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Original text and translations

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Give peace in these our days, O, God,
great dangers are now at hand,
thine enemies with one accord,
Christ's name in every land,
seek to deface root out and race,
thy true right worship indeed,
be thou the stay, Lord, we thee pray,
thou helpst alone in all need.