Tallis, Thomas: In ieiunio et fletu

In ieiunio et fletu (1575)

In ieiunio et fletu orabant sacerdotes,
parce, Domine, parce populo tuo,
et ne des hereditatem tuam in perditionem:
Inter vestibulum et altare plorabant sacerdotes, dicentes:
parce populo tuo.

Fasting and weeping, the priests prayed:
spare us, O Lord, spare your people,
and let not your inheritance fall into destruction.
Between the porch and the altar the priests wept, and said:
Spare your people.

Words: Joel 2 vv. 12, 17
Music: Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)