Drop, drop slow tears — Orlando Gibbons

Drop, drop, slow tears, and bathe those beauteous feet,
which brought from heaven the news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet eyes, his mercies to entreat;
to cry for vengeance sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears;
nor let his eye see sin, but through my tears.
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Words: Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650)
Music: Song 46 – Orlando Gibbons

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One Response to Drop, drop slow tears — Orlando Gibbons

  1. Elizabeth says:

    One of my favorites – it comes up sometimes in the online Divine Office Night Prayer. This is a beautiful rendition.

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