[O Lamb of God, that takest away] (Merbecke)

[O Lamb of God, that takest away] (Merbecke)

Composer: John Merbecke
Published in 12 hymnals

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Composer: John Merbecke

John Marbeck, Merbeck or Merbecke (c. 1510 – c. 1585) was an English theological writer and musician who produced a standard setting of the Anglican liturgy. He is also known today for his setting of the Mass, Missa Per arma justitiae. Probably a native of Beverley in Yorkshire, Merbecke appears to have been a boy chorister at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and was employed as an organist there from about 1541. Two years later he was convicted with four others of heresy and sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but received a pardon owing to the intervention of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. An English Concordance of the Bible which Merbecke had been preparing at the suggestion of Richard Turner, was however confiscated and destr… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O Lamb of God, that takest away] (Merbecke)
Composer: John Merbecke
Incipit: 11231 44334 5443
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • From Ash Wednesday to Easter: Ten Pieces for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editor Craig A. Penfield
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company, Inc. (1995) pp. 18


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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Common Praise (1998) #685

Les Chants du Pèlerin #61d


Small Church Music #1861c


The Hymnal 1982 #S157


The New English Hymnal #542i


The United Methodist Hymnal #30

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