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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
A Fragment of the XCVth Psalm
CVI. W. P.
 
COME, 1 let vs lift vp our voice,
  And sing vnto the Lord;
In him our rock of helth reioice
  Let vs with one accord.
 
Yea, let vs come before his face,        5
  To geue him thanks alwaies;
In singing psalms vnto his grace
  Let vs be glad alwaies.
 
Note 1. CVI. W. P.—The fragment annexed to these initials is derived from scraps (preserved in some volumes of ballads in the British Museum) of a work entitled “Medivs: Psalmes in fourer parts which may be song to all musicall instrumentes, set forth for the encrease of vertue and abolishying of other vayne and triflying ballads. Imprinted at London by John Day, 1563.” The other two or three fragments preserved are from the Old Version of Psalms, except a prayer in prose. The whole is set to music. [back]
 
 
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