Jul 14

Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (Psalm 121:1-8) – William Byrd


Psalm 121

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Psalm 121:1-8 [anonymous metrical text version used for Byrd’s music]

1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

 Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (from Songs of Sundrie Natures, 1589) by William Byrd (1540-1623)

Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick, conductor Andrew Carwood



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May 20

Diliges Dominum [Love the Lord] (Matthew 22:37,39) – William Byrd


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William Byrd - c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 22:37,39 [Latin]

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Diliges Dominum (1575, from Cantiones Sacrae) by William Byrd (1539/1540-1623)

Performed by The Prince Edward Consort, dir. Andrew Pickett


MP3: Diliges Dominum by William Byrd / The Sixteen / Veritas


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