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Third Tune for Archbishop Parker's Psalter

by Thomas Tallis

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Text

Third Tune for Archbishop Parker's Psalter
English source: Liturgical

Why fum’th in fight the Gentiles spite,
In fury raging stout?
Why tak’th in hand the people fond,
Vain things to bring about?
The Kings arise, the Lords devise,
In counsels met thereto,
Against the Lord with false accord,
Against His Christ they go.

Composer

Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis was a British composer, and composed and performed for Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I.  Read more about him here.

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