Thursday, 14 June 2018

10th June 2018 Trinity 2

Lord For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake  Music could be by either Farrant or John Hilton.  Arrangement by Anthony Green. Words from J Bull, Christian Prayers and Holy Meditation (1568)

Henry Bull died in 1577.  He was an eminent theological writer.  In 1553 when Mary I came to the throne, he with the help of a conspirator snatched a censer from the hand of an officiating priest and was expelled from Magdalen. He was quiet during the rest of her reign, but came back to prominence on the ascension of Elizabeth I. He was also the editor of Christian Praiers and Holy Meditacions which appeared first by 1570, from which the text of our anthem today was taken.

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