Tomkins, Thomas: When David heard

When David heard (c. 1616)

When David heard that Absolon was slain, he went up to his chamber over the gate, and wept: and thus he said, O my son Absolon, my son, my son Absolon! Would God I had died for thee, O Absolon, my son, my son!

Words: 2 Samuel 18 v. 33
Music: Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)