Purcell, Henry: Thou knowest, Lord

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Thou knowest, Lord (1695)

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts.
Shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer,
But spare us, Lord most holy.
O God most mighty,
O holy and most merciful Saviour,
Thou most worthy God eternal,
Suffer us not at our last hour
For any pains of death to fall from thee.

Words: from the Burial Service
Music: Henry Purcell (1659–95)