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Lord, let thy servant now depart

This metrical paraphrase of the Evensong Canticle Nunc Dimittis was issued in 1700 as a supplement to the New Version of the Metrical Psalms first published by Tate and Brady in 1696. It is here set to the anonymous tune Rineton, first published in 1717.

Like most tunes of the period, it is tenor led; that is to say that the air or tune is in the tenor rather than the soprano part. A soprano led version is avaiable from the main Canticle list.

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