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Vsque quo Domine

How long wilt Thou forget me Lord? Shall I never be remembered?

Author: Thomas Sternhold
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
shall I nere be remembred?
How long wilt thou thy visage hide,
as though thou wert offended?
2 In heart and mind how long shall I
with care tormented be?
How long eke shall my deadly foes
thus triumph over me?

3 Behold me now my Lord my God,
and heare me sore opprest:
Lighten mine eyes, lest that I sleep
as one by death possest.
4 Lest that my enemies say to me,
Behold, I do prevaile:
Lest they also that hate my soule,
rejoyce to see me quail.

5 But from thy mercy and goodnesse,
my hope shall never start:
In thy reliefe and saving health
right glad shall be my heart.
6 I will give thanks unto the Lord,
and praises to him sing:
Because he hath heard my request,
and grated my wishing.

Source: The Whole Booke of Psalmes: collected into English meeter #5c

Author: Thomas Sternhold

Thomas Sternhold was Groom of the Robes to Henry VIII and Edward VI. With Hopkins, he produced the first English version of the Psalms before alluded to. He completed fifty-one; Hopkins and others composed the remainder. He died in 1549. Thirty-seven of his psalms were edited and published after his death, by his friend Hopkins. The work is entitled "All such Psalms of David as Thomas Sternhold, late Groome of the King's Majestye's Robes, did in his Lyfetime drawe into Englyshe Metre." Of the version annexed to the Prayer Book, Montgomery says: "The merit of faithful adherence to the original has been claimed for this version, and need not to be denied, but it is the resemblance which the dead bear to the living." Wood, in his "Athe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How long wilt Thou forget me Lord? Shall I never be remembered?
Title: Vsque quo Domine
Author: Thomas Sternhold
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Copyright: This text is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1929.


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The Whole Booke of Psalmes #5c

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