Merciful Lord, we beseech thee (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2016-05-12). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 213 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial slurs and accidentals added.
Title: Merciful Lord, we beseech thee
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Description: This setting of the BCP collect for St. John's Day is for four soloists and six-part choir.
Original text and translations
Merciful Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church:
that it being lightened by the doctrine of thy blessed apostle and evangelist Saint John,
may attain to thy everlasting gifts, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.