Lord, Turn Not Away Thy Face

Words and music: Thomas Ravenscroft (1592–1633).

Parts: 4

Range: 19 half-steps

Difficulty: Harder to learn.


Lord, turn not away Thy face from him that lies prostrate,

lamenting sore his sinful life before Thy mercy’s gate.

Which gate Thou open wide to those that do lament their sin.

Shut not that gate against me, Lord, but let me enter in.

Recordings elsewhere

Recorded by The Rounds Galore and More Singers: “Lord, Turn Not Away Thy Face,” on Rounds Galore … and More, Volume 2.