"Sing a new song unto the Lord" quote
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Psalm 149:1-2

Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

O sing unto the Lord a new song, composed by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

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Worcester Cathedral, where Tomkins was organist

Joel 2:13, Psalm 100:5

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Turn unto the Lord (published 1622), composed by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Thomas Tomkins Turn unto the Lord

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Psalm 86:14-15

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

O God, the proud are risen against me by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Thomas Tomkins - O God the proud are risen against me

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David Mourns the Death of Absalom (2Sam. 18:33...
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2 Samuel 18:33

33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

When David heard (1622) by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)


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