notAmos logo
notAmos Performing Editions
1 Lansdown Place East, Bath BA1 5ET, UK
+44 (0) 1225 316145
| Enquire about this score |
| About Giovanni Croce |
| Catalogue | About us | Help |

Croce's Sette sonetti penitentiali were first published in 1597. They arrived in England a decade later as "Musica Sacra: to Six Voyces. Composed in the Italian tongue by GIOVANNI CROCE. Newly Englished. In London Printed by Thomas Este, the assigne of William Barley. 1608."

Lyrics: Psalm 6, paraphrased in sonnet by Francesco Bembo,english'd by R.H.

Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not severely,
Nor punish me in thy deserv'd displeasure:
Have mercy on my sins exceeding measure,
For full of fears, my soul is vexed drearly.
Save it (O Lord) Almighty - most supernal,
Save it (alas) from th'ever-never dying:
For who in deep hell (and fierce torments frying)
Shall sing thy praise, or can extoll th'eternal?
Long have I languish'd in my grievous sorrows,
My bed and bosom with my tears I water;
My foes' despite hath ploughed my face with furrows.
But (now my soul) let the ungodly scatter:
Hence ye wicked, sith God (so gracious for us)
Hath heard my moan, and doth regard my matter.

Giovanni Croce
(c.1557 - 1609)

Croce : Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not severely : illustration


Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not severely

(S.A.T.T.T.B.)

Preview and playback are available to the left

Full score (PDF), €2.00 for a single copy   Buy this item
Choir offer (PDF), €21.50 for 18 copies   Buy this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

Please click here to report any problem obtaining a PDF