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Funeral Sentences (1695) Z. 860

Funeral Sentences

Man that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery.
He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayers;
but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal.
Suffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall away from thee.
Book of Common Prayer 1662

Composer

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. It is said that he began composing at nine years old. As an adult, he became organist at Westminster Abbey, and later the Chapel Royal.

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