Scripture Verse

Surely He shall deliver thee from the…pestilence. Psalm 91:3


The Plague of Rome
Jules-Elie Delauney (1828–1891)

Words: Will­iam Bull­ock (1798–1874).

Music: Wind­sor Chris­to­pher Tye, 1533. Ar­ranged in the Booke of Mu­sicke, by Will­iam Da­man, 1591 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bul­lock or Tye (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In grief and fear, to Thee, O Lord,
We now for suc­cor fly,
Thine awful judg­ments are abroad,
O shield us, lest we die!

The fell dis­ease on ev­ery side
Walks forth with taint­ed breath;
And pes­ti­lence, with ra­pid stride,
Bestrews the land with death.

O look with pi­ty on the scene
Of sad­ness and of dread,
And let Thine an­gel stand be­tween
The liv­ing and the dead!

With con­trite hearts to Thee, our king
We turn, who oft have strayed;
Accept the sac­ri­fice we bring,
And let the plague be stayed.