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4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
Lord, let me know mine end (year unknown) by Maurice Greene (1696-1755)
Performed by Bledlow Choir at Southwell Minster
MP3: Lord let me know mine end; The Choir of Christ’s College
Arranged by Richard Lyne. For SS solo voices, SATB choir and organ/strings. Church Music Society publications. Published by Oxford University Press
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